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Planning & Building Department
Steve Bennett

17425 Ballinger Way NE
Lake Forest Park, WA  98155

Phone: 206-368-5440
FAX: 206-364-6521

The Permit Counter is open Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The City of Lake Forest Park Planning and Building Department reviews and issues construction and land use permits and advises the Planning Commission, hearing examiner, City Council, and the public on planning and building projects. Our goal is to foster a vibrant Lake Forest Park by guiding economic growth and promoting healthy neighborhoods while preserving our natural environment.


  • Encouraging development that minimizes impact to the environment and that is in harmony with natural and neighborhood settings
  • Facilitating compliance with the Washington State Growth Management Act
  • Fostering a strong sense of community by managing growth and encouraging opportunities for citizen interaction
  • Providing information to citizens, developers, and property owners and assistance with land use and development in Lake Forest Park

Upcoming Permit Counter Closure

Planning and Building Staff will be attending trainings in early May in order to better serve you.

Friday, May 5th - Permit Counter Closed

Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th -
Only Mechanical, Plumbing, and Building Permits accepted.
(Land Use/Zoning staff not available) 


Steve Bennett, Director, Phone: 206-957-2812, Email
Ande Flower, Principal Planner, Phone: 206-957-2832, Email
Calvin Killman, Building Official, Phone: 206-957-2815, Email
Deborah Kular, Permit Coordinator, Phone: 206-957-2813,
Jake Tracy, Assistant Planner, Phone: 206-957-2837,