As of March 26, 2020, Normandy Park’s Permit Center is closed for permit applications and issuance, except to serve those functions that are consistent with Governor Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Inspections will also only be performed for those functions that are consistent with the governor’s order. The City of Normandy Park is complying with the order by responding to questions online or by phone between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day. Applications for certain permits may be conducted online, as described below.
Online Resources for Permits
Permit applications may be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following permits can be emailed for processing:
• Building permits for new single family or commercial structures (including multifamily residential structures)
• Commercial Tenant Improvement permits
• Demolition—commercial and residential
• Re-roof permits—commercial and residential
• Mechanical permits
• Plumbing permits
• Electrical permits
For Land Use questions, please email Holly Keeton at email@example.com
In lieu of an online payment system, the City will accept payments via mail or City Hall dropbox.
The Permit Center is open Monday – Friday from 8:30am – Noon and 1:00 – 4:00pm. All application submittals and payment must be made in person. Submittal appointments are required for all non-over the counter permits. To make an appointment, please call or email the permit center at (206) 248-8260 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To request an inspection, call (206) 248-5525. Same day inspection requests must be made before 7:00am.
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:
- 2015 International Building Code (IBC) – WAC 51-50
- 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) – WAC 51-51
- 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC) – WAC 51-52
- 2015 NFPA 54, National Fuel Gas Code (NFGC) – WAC 51-52
- 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC) – WAC 51-52
- 2015 International Fire Code (IFC) – WAC 51-54A
- 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code & Standards (UPC) – WAC 51-56
- 2015 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) – WAC 51-11(C&R)
- Normandy Park Electrical Code (WCEC) – NPMC 14.10.140
Land Use & Planning
Community Development is responsible for the review of Land Use action applications, Fill & Grade applications, Sign permits, Conditional Use Exceptions, Temporary Use, and Variances.
Other Permit Applications and Forms
Permit Fees are based on the current year’s fee schedule. The City of Normandy Park will increase fees on January 1st of each year with inflation.
Permit logs are updated weekly. If you would like specific information on any project or address, please submit a Public Records Request.
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, escalotrs, 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
Are short term/vacation rentals allowed?
No, residential rentals in Normandy Park must have a six-month lease at minimum. Per NPMC18.32.033, “The guest house shall not, in any instance, be used for rental purposes or be sold as a primary residence.”
Please see code sections below for more detail or contact the Permit Center:
- NPMC18.02.200 defines “Transient” as,
Transient means an individual residing in a dwelling unit in conjunction with other members of the household for an indefinite period of time less than six months and who pays the other household member(s) rent or other valuable consideration in order to reside at the location. Any individual residing in a dwelling unit for less than six months and in all events on less than a month-to-month basis shall be considered a transient. Guests and exchange students complying with NPMC 18.32.021 shall not be considered to be transients”
- NPMC18.08.080 defines “Household” as,
“Household” means one or more persons related by blood, marriage, or adoption, or not more than three unrelated persons, living together within a single dwelling unit. For the purposes of this definition, children with familial status within the meaning of 42 U.S.C. 3602(k) and individuals with disabilities within the meaning of 42 U.S.C. 3602(h) shall not be counted as unrelated persons. The following inclusions and exclusions shall apply:
(1) “Adult family homes” as defined by RCW 70.128.010 are included within the definition of “household.”
(2) The term “household” shall exclude individuals or groups residing in halfway houses, crisis residential centers as defined in RCW 74.15.020(3)(g), group homes licensed for juvenile offenders or other facilities, whether or not licensed by the state, when the individual or group residing therein is incarcerated or otherwise required to reside at the facility pursuant to a court order under the supervision of paid staff and personnel.
(3) A qualifying “household” shall not include transients.
(4) In the event the referenced state or federal law is amended, such amendment shall control.
- NPMC18.32.020(1) states,
“The primary permitted uses of the R-20, R-15, R-12.5 and R-72 zones are:
Single-family residence buildings to be occupied by one household each;…”
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
Do I need a permit to build a shed?
A permit is not required if the shed is under 200sf.