Building & Permits

Welcome Sign at City Hall


The City’s Community Development Department Permit Services Division is operating at a reduced staffing level.   Between this staffing reduction and COVID-19, the City’s response time to permit-related inquiries/messages as well as time for the processing, review, and issuance of permit applications will be particularly affected.

Customers may experience delays of up to several days in response to general messages and similar inquiries, including permit status inquiries and tree inspection requests, so please plan accordingly. Expect delays that are several weeks beyond the City’s standard response times for review of permit applications, including submittals and resubmittals.

Thank you for your patience. We look forward to restoring our level of service as staffing returns to regular levels.


City Hall is currently open  Monday through Thursday 7:30 am-5:00 pm, closed for lunch 12 noon – 1:00 pm.  Applications and resubmittals can be delivered without an appointment during these hours.

City Hall is closed to the public on Fridays; however, on Fridays City Hall staff  is still available to assist you remotely by phone and email between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm (closed for lunch 12 noon – 1pm).  Please call 425-263-8000 if you need assistance.

If submitting electronically, please follow the instructions below:

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

INSPECTION NOTICE – October 4, 2021

All contractors, applicants and homeowners are asked to stay at least six (6) feet from the inspector during an inspection. The inspector may cancel or reschedule an inspection if (s)he feels that appropriate social distancing and sanitation measures are not in place, or that such measures cannot reasonably be implemented while the inspector is there.

  • Building inspection requests must be made by 2:00 pm the day prior to the requested inspection date. Please call (425) 263-8075 or email ( to request an inspection. Inspections are currently provided only on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Requests for morning or afternoon inspections will be honored if possible, but cannot be guaranteed. Until further notice, building inspections will be performed by the City’s building inspection consultant, “SAFEbuilt”. 
  • Fire inspection requests must be made by 2:00 pm the day prior to the requested inspection date. Please call (425) 263-8158 or email ( to request an inspection.
  • Clearing, grading, right-of-way, and stormwater inspection requests must be made a minimum of 72 hours in advance of the requested inspection date. Please call (425) 263-8075 or email ( to request an inspection.

Click on this image to open the permits portal for the City of Mukilteo.

The Permit Division of the Community Development Department is the city’s front line Information Desk and Permit Center; it provides clerical support to Building, Planning, and various city Boards and Commissions. Our staff is dedicated to providing you with prompt and courteous service.

Light-Bulb Important Tip: The City recommends applicants take advantage of our free pre-application meeting process to get preliminary feedback on conceptual designs prior to submitting permit applications.  City staff from multiple departments attend the meeting to address any potential issues and assist applicants in preparing all the necessary documents for submittal.

Permit Information

Permit application forms, submittal checklists, brochures and other resource materials for specific types of projects are available on our Online Permit Center.

Construction is regulated by various local, state and federal laws. Regulations specific to Mukilteo can be found on the Building Permits and  Development Regulations webpages.

Other Commonly Needed Permits

Electrical Permits: Washington Labor & Industries

Electric Service: Snohomish Public Utility District No. 1

Food Service Permits: Snohomish Health District

Gas Service: Puget Sound Energy

Water or Wastewater Service: Alderwood Water & Wastewater District or Mukilteo Water & Wastewater District

Septic, Well and Public Pool Permits: Snohomish Health District

Parking Permits (Residential, Employee or Commuter): Mukilteo Parking Programs

Need an Inspection?

  • Building Inspection: (425) 263-8075 or email
  • Fire Sprinkler or Alarm Inspections: call (425) 263-8158 or email
  • Public Works Inspection (72 Hour Notice Required): (425) 263-8075 or email

Contact Us

For a specific question regarding development or the permit application process, or to schedule a pre-application meeting, please call (425) 263-8000, email, or stop by City Hall at 11930 Cyrus Way during regular business hours.

Not sure where to start? We have Project Brochures that provide basic information about requirements for different types of projects within the City of Mukilteo!


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