Residential Deck

What is it?

You need a Residential Deck Permit to build a new deck: over 30 in. above grade, over a basement, over a story below, attached to a residence or to add on to an existing deck in any of the previous locations. This permit is for one or two family dwelling units on the same lot that are attached to each other or detached and share the same parcel number for two units or each home having its own parcel.

Examples of common Residential Deck projects:
  • Removing and rebuilding an existing second story deck.
  • Building a deck that has two levels with an attached stairway.

How Much Does it Cost?

Fees are based on the value of your project. You pay a plan review fee when you submit your plans and the rest when you pick up your permit. Use our fee estimator to estimate how much your permit will cost; additionally, there maybe Capital Facility Charges and Impact Fees on these permit types. See the Fee Schedule (A-Z) page to download the Residential Fee Schedule for fee related information.

How Long Does It Take?

We try to finish our initial review of new and additions permit in 14 calendar days from submittal. How long it takes to get the final permit depends on how complex your project is and how many corrections, if any, you need to make.

Steps to Get Your Permit

1. Research
Get your property information. Find property information to help you plan your project. Property Viewer Interactive Map.

Determine restrictions to your project. Research our codes to determine what occupancies are allowed in the building and what land uses are allowed in that zoning area. Redmond Zoning Code.

2. Start Permit Application
Prepare your plans. Plans should be electronic and should be to scale and easy to read.
Fill out form:
Residential Deck Packet
3. Submit Plans
To schedule an intake appointment you can go online, click Schedule an Appointment below or call 425-556-2473.

Pay Fees
Payment of the plan review and technology fees is due at intake. Fees for the permit and the state surcharge are due once the permit is approved for issuance.

Plan Review
During plan review the project reviewer will send you a correction letter if changes are needed. You may resubmit your plans after making the required corrections. The project reviewer will provide instructions on how to upload new plans through the E-Track portal.
4. Get Permit
You will be contacted when your plans are approved. Once permit and state surcharge fees are paid, you can pick up your approved permit and plans at the Development Service Center with a blank USB drive, or log into the E-Track Portal. You can print your permit and approved plans.
5. Schedule Inspection
Request an inspection. See the E-Track Portal page to schedule an inspection online or use the phone at 425-556-2435 and the pin number on the permit to request an inspection. A Final inspection needs to be requested and approved to complete the inspection process.
6. Complete Project
Final all inspections and close your permit. Your permit information will be archived in our electronic document management system.