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Below are the most commonly requested application forms. If you do not see the form you need, please contact the Planning Department at 509-967-5902. For specific questions regarding an application, or to schedule a pre-application conference, please contact Emily Weimer ( in the Planning Department.

Applications and Informational Sheets

Development Fees Increasing January 1, 2019

State Building Code Council Building Permit Fee Increase

All applications will require a single family submittal check list along with the building permit application.

Codes and City Ordinances

Useful Links

Permit Applications

Information Sheets on Building Projects


Pre-Application conferences with the Technical Review Committee

A pre-application conference with the Technical Review Committee is recommended for all projects that will require processing of a City Application (SF dwellings & duplexes generally exempt). The Technical Review Committee consists of Planning staff, City Engineer, Building Official, and Fire Authority. Other agencies and/or utilities will be invited to attend as needed.

The purpose of the pre-application conference is to assist applicants in preparing their development applications for submittal to the City, to identify potential problems, and to streamline their development review process. These pre-application conferences are informal and provide an opportunity to meet with the City departments responsible for development review. City representatives will review the submitted materials, provide comments, and may also identify issues or concerns wherever noted. It is not meant to be a detailed, all-inclusive review of proposed plans or ideas.

Please be aware that any communication or checklists provided to you at this meeting do not imply approval or conditional approval of the pending application. Future processing and review of your formal application may require changes, alterations, or additional information to clarify the details and design of your proposal.

Pre-application conferences are held every Thursday beginning at 2:00 p.m. Appointments are granted on a first come/first serve basis. Appointment times will not be held for an applicant that has not submitted a pre-application package in advance.

To schedule a pre-application meeting, submit a completed Pre-Application Conference Request Form to Senior Planner Emily Weimer and you will be advised of the next available date. Include with your request: a. Preliminary site plan; b. Preliminary floor plan of building interior (if applicable); c. Written narrative of the project (optional); d. List of questions for staff (optional). Please remember, Staff can only give feedback on the information submitted.