Welcome to the City of Kent's Permit Center
Permit Applications and Forms
Commercial and Residential Construction, Mechanical, Plumbing, Reroof
Sewer, Water, Traffic / Roads, Storm Water, Civil Construction
Tanks, Hazardous Materials, High-Piled Storage, Fire Protection Systems
Planning & Land Use
Land Use Actions, Temporary Uses, SEPA, Signs
The City of Kent offers the ability to apply for most over-the-counter
Plumbing, Mechanical, and Reroof permits online and pay-by-phone.
Click the applicable permit link below to apply, and when finished, hit the
submit button at the bottom of the page. Once the permit has been processed,
you will be contacted via email with a Fee Listing and instructions on how to
pay-by-phone. Should you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, feel
free to contact the Permit Center directly at (253) 856-5300 or email
questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Plumbing Permit Application Mechanical Permit Application Reroof Permit Application
New Codes effective July 1st 2013!
On July 1st, 2013, the 2012 editions of the International Building Code, Residential Code, Mechanical Code, Fire Code, Energy Conservation Code, and Uniform Plumbing Code will replace the earlier 2009 editions. Permits applied for before July 1st will be reviewed and inspected under the 2009 editions. Applications and plans submitted after June 30th must be designed under the new 2012 editions. These codes have been substantially amended by the State Building Code Council, and to a lesser extent, by the City of Kent. In order to accurately determine code requirements, it is necessary to read the codes and their amendments together.
The 2012 codes and amendments can be obtained from the following sources:
Codes and Washington State Amendments: Washington Association of Building Officials 306-628-8869
International Codes: International Code Council 1-888-422-7233
Uniform Plumbing Code: International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials 1-800-854-2766
International Energy Conservation Code, as amended by Washington State: Washington State Building Code Council: Washington State Building Code Council 360-407-9280. At the home page, under "Featured Links", click “See the 2012 Code Changes”
For additional energy code information: 2012 Washington State Energy Code or Northwest Energy Efficiency Council
City of Kent Amendments: Kent City Code (Fire Code, select Title 13. Building Code, select Title 14)
Permit fees have been adjusted, effective January 1, 2013. See Resolution 1867 for details.
You can track your permit status online! Watch as your permit goes through the different stages of review. Track the status of your permit application, as well as your inspection results.