Development Services Center

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Need a permit for a major building development, a simple home remodel or water heater? The Development Services Center, which includes public works, planning, building, Fire, and business licensing, can help you with all your billing and permit application needs.

Hours: Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: For Department phone numbers, please scroll down
Fax: 425-556-2400
Location: City Hall, 15670 NE 85th Street, Second Floor

Mailing Address:
City of Redmond
Mail Stop 2SPL
P. O. Box 97010-9710
Redmond, WA 98073

New Zoning Code

Appointments and Applications

An appointment is needed when applying for any permit that requires plan review or when applying for more than three (3) over-the-counter-permits.

The Building Department is excited to offer an online appointment scheduling pilot program. Please visit our online booking website to book your appointment or use the button below to choose your appointment time. Please send any feedback related to the online scheduling pilot program to Jozanne Moe.

Applications delivered by courier or mail will not be accepted.

Building Code and Permit Questions

Contact: Plans Examiner of the Day for code questions
Phone: 425-556-2493
Contact: Permit Technician to schedule an appointment and for general information 
Phone: 425-556-2473

The Building Division conducts structural and architectural plan review and issues building permits, including associated permits such as electrical, mechanical, plumbing, demolition or sign permits. The Building Division also provides inspection services to assure code compliance and public safety for all building construction within the City.

Business Licensing

Business License Phone: 425-556-2193

Code Enforcement

Contact: Code Enforcement
Phone: 425-556-2474

The Code Enforcement Officers of the City of Redmond enforce the regulations within the Municipal Code, including the Zoning Code, generally through a complaint-based system.

Municipal Code concerns related specifically to storm or surface water quality management, and/or spills, are typically investigated by Public Works personnel initially.

Contact:  Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination
Online Reporting: Report a Stormwater/Drainage Concern
Spill Hotline:  425-556-2868

Fire Prevention Questions

Contact: Linda Swanberg
Phone: 425-556-2246

The Fire Department Prevention Division provides plan review and inspection services for development within the city and issues associated permits.

Land Use Questions

Contact: Planner On Call
Phone: 425-556-2494

The Development Review Division coordinates citywide review of land use applications to assure conformance with adopted city goals, policies, and design regulations.

Public Works Questions

Contact: Public Works Counter
Phone: 425-556-2876

The Public Works Development Services Divison provides civil plan review of development within the city to ensure the infrastructure (transportation, stormwater, water and sanitary sewer systems) is available or will be constructed to support the development proposal. The Division issues associated permits including water meters, side sewers, clear & grade, and right-of-way use.  

Requests for Inspection

Building, Planning, and Public Works Inspection Requests are now being made through our new Interactive Voice Response System, DirectRequest. With DirectRequest you can schedule an inspection with any City organization involved with Development Review. You may also cancel a scheduled inspection, obtain Inspection Resultscheck the status of projects that are currently in the Plan Review process, receive a Permit Inspection History by fax or check Zoning Status. To schedule a Fire Inspection please use the online submittal form.   

Quick Links to Permits and Licenses Information

Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Permits
City Business License Information

Fire Prevention Permits
Land Use & Development Applications 
Public Works Permits

E-Track Portal Information

View latest details at

To view your active permits through the E-Track Portal, you must complete the following steps:

Step 1: 
Complete the CONTACT REGISTRATION FORM and submit to the Development Services Center.

Step 2: 
Visit and register yourself as a "New User."

For more information and/or questions, please contact a Permit Technician at 425-556-2473 or via email at