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Permits & Inspections

Requesting Inspections

 In-House Permits:

For building, plumbing, or mechanical inspections please call (206) 248-5525. Same-day inspection requests must be made before 7:00 am.

For electrical inspections please call (206) 248-8260. Same-day requests will not be accepted. Next-day inspection requests must be made before 3:00 pm.

Online Permits:

You can schedule inspections by logging into the Online Permit Center and following the steps below:

Step 1. Log into the Online Permit Account

Step 2. Click on ‘My Inspections’

Step 3. Request your inspection by selecting your application, inspection type, date, time slot and any comments.

Submitting Permit Applications

  1. Apply online through the Normandy Park Permit Portal
  • Only pay once when submitting a permit application online through the permit portal. Multiple payments generate duplicate charges on your account.
  • If this is your first time applying for an electronic permit, you’ll need to make a new portal account. Visit the Permit Portal (above) and Sign Up to create your account.
  • Once you have an account, visit the Permit Portal, go to My Portal, and then Apply Online to start your application.
  • FAQ help: smartgovfaq
  • Questions? Send an email to [email protected] with SmartGov Question in the subject line.
  1. Over-the-Counter (OTC*) Permit Applications:
  • In Person: OTC permit applications are accepted at the permit counter on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m.-noon & 1:00-4:30 p.m.
  • Electronically: Email the permit application and all applicable supporting documents to [email protected].

*An Over the Counter (OTC) permit does not require plan review. OTC permits are issued 1-2 business days from application, and after invoice payment.

  1. Paper Permit Applications:
  • Email your permit application and all applicable supporting documents to [email protected] for processing.
  • Once received, staff will do a completeness check for the submitted application.
  • After the application has been deemed complete, you will receive an invoice for the fees due via email and staff will schedule a time with you to submit hard copies of your application documents at City Hall.
  • Please see Public Assistance Memo 003 and Public Assistance Memo 004 for more in-depth directions regarding how to submit permit applications and revisions or corrections.


Please contact the permit desk at [email protected] or (206) 248-8260.


Permit Applications and Submittal Checklists

Building Permits

Building Services is responsible for plan review and inspection of new buildings, additions, and remodels.  The City of Normandy Park as adopted the following construction codes and standards:

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC) – WAC 51-50
  • 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) – WAC 51-51
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC) – WAC 51-52
  • 2018 NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code (NFGC) – WAC 51-52
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) – WAC 51-52
  • 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) – WAC 51-54A
  • 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code & Standards (UPC) – WAC 51-56
  • 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) – WAC 51-11(C&R)
  • Normandy Park Electrical Code (WCEC) – NPMC 14.10.140


Nicholas Matz, AICP
Community Development Director
(206) 248-8253

Alfredo Corvalan
Assistant Planner-Permit Technician
(206) 248-8260



Permit Center Hours:

Open Tuesdays & Thursdays: 8:30am- Noon & 1:00-4:30pm, or by appointment only.

Call (206) 248-8260 or Email

Permit Fees have changed. Click ‘2023 Fee schedule’ in green box on the left side to view changes.

Common Questions

How long are permits valid

Building Permits are valid for 2 years from the date of issuance. Please contact the Permit Center to check your expiration date for Land Use or Planning Permits.


How is the Gross Floor Area Ratio (GFAR) of my property calculated

GFAR is calculated based on the sum of the floor areas of all floors of the principal use building(s) and all accessory buildings divided by the total area of the zoning lot.

In residential zones, floor area includes the floor area within accessory buildings and excludes:

  • the floor area within breezeways;
  • uninhabitable attic space;
  • basements that do not daylight; and
  • up to 600 square feet of garage space.

In the NC and MU zones, floor area excludes:

  • floor area devoted to parking;
  • elevators, staircases, escalators, and mechanical spaces;
  • exterior decks, porches, and arcades open to the air; and
  • floor area devoted to public amenities.
What are the required front, rear, and side yard setbacks for my property

Setbacks in residential zones are as follows:

Front Yard = 20ft

Back Yard = 25ft

Side Yard = 5ft

Side Yard when adjacent to street or public Right-of-Way = 20ft

How do I renew or extend my permit

Submit a written request and pay additional fees once the request has been approved by the Building Official.


Do I need a permit to build a shed

A permit is not required if the shed is under 200sf.


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