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Welcome to the City of Kent's Permit Center 

Permit Applications and Forms

 

Building

Commercial and Residential Construction, Mechanical, Plumbing, Reroof       

Development Engineering

Sewer, Water, Traffic / Roads, Storm Water, Civil Construction

Fire Prevention

Tanks, Hazardous Materials, High-Piled Storage, Fire Protection Systems

Planning & Land Use

Land Use Actions, Temporary Uses, SEPA, Signs 

Online Permits

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  permitcenter@kentwa.gov

 

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) 

 

Fees Update

Permit fees have been adjusted, effective January 1, 2013. See Resolution 1867 for details.

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Track Your Permit Status

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.

 

 

 

Contact Us

City of Kent Permit Center

400 W. Gowe St. #114

Kent, WA 98032

(253) 856.5300 

permitcenter@kentwa.gov 

 

Permit Center hours:

Monday-Wednesday-Friday  

8:00am-5:00pm 

Tuesday-Thursday  

9:00am-5:00pm

 

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Permit logs

These reports contain information about issued building and development permits in the city of Kent during the specified month. The reports are printed monthly and displayed in the Permit Center Self Help area.

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Related Services

Permit applications are typically reviewed by one or more of the following:

Development Engineering 

Building Services 

Fire Prevention 

Planning Services 

  

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Effective codes

Effective codes as of July 1, 2010

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