Applications & Forms

Please click here to read the Planning and Building Departments’ modified procedures in response to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), which may affect your permit process. (Updated June 28, 2021).

Applicants for permits need to pay applicable fees at the time of application online or to the Planning and Building Department, located on the main floor of City Hall. The permit counter hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Payments can be made by cash, check, or debit/credit card (3% fee added).

Printed versions of these forms can be obtained at City Hall. Builders and developers of larger scale projects should contact the Planning and Building Department before applying for a permit.

All building permits, regardless of size or scope of the project, have a typical review time of 8 weeks. Mechanical, plumbing, and side sewer permits are issued over-the-counter. The City of Lake Forest Park does not issue electrical permits; apply for electrical permits and request inspections at the Washington State Labor and Industries website.

*As of January 1, 2015, per Resolution 1445, a 5% Development Review Technology Surcharge will be added to all permit fees*

  1. Nick Holland

    Senior Planner
    Phone: 206-957-2832

  1. Cameron Tuck

    Assistant Planner
    Phone: 206-957-2837

  1. Calvin Killman

    Building Official
    Phone: 206-957-2815

  1. Desirae Bearden

    Permit Coordinator
    Phone: 206-957-2813

  1. Ashley Adams

    City Arborist
    Phone: 206-957-2804