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City of Kent Permit Center

400 W. Gowe St. #114

Kent, WA 98032

(253) 856-5300


Permit Center Hours:


8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


9:00 a.m. to -5:00 p.m.

Other Building-Related Agencies

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The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has jurisdiction over:

  1. Electrical permits and inspections in Kent,
  2. Contractor registration, and
  3. Mobile/Manufactured home alterations, including:
    • Heat pump/air conditioning installations
    • Wood/pellet/gas stove installations
    • Changing from electric to gas appliances
    • Electrical or plumbing changes
    • Structural changes or additions

The Department of Labor and Industries Tukwila office can be reached at 206-835-1111.

By law, contractors are required to be registered by the State. To find out about a contractor's registration status, you may call 1-800-647-0982 or visit the Labor and Industries verification page.

The International Code Council (ICC)is responsible for creating and publishing the International Codes enforced in the City of Kent.  The ICC can provide code information, copies of the International Building, Residential and Mechanical Codes, as well as jobs available in the construction regulation profession.

The King County Health Department reviews plans for restaurants and commercial swimming pools.  Their restaurant permitting guide may be particularly helpful.  You may reach them at 206-296-4666.

Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) is an organization comprised of Building Officials throughout the state of Washington. Registered Special Inspection agencies are listed at this web site. Their web site also contains links to jobs available. Code books are also available at WABO. The phone number is 360-586-6725.

The International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials publishes the Uniform Plumbing Code. They can be reached at or 909-472-4100.

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (formerly PSAPCA) is responsible for air pollution control and asbestos issues. Their phone number is 1-800-552-3565. For the asbestos line, call 1-800-552-3565, ext #4058. The Web site address is

Other useful information is provided by the Municipal Research and Services Center. Their web site address is