Building & Permitting

House and LawnThe Building and Permitting functions in the Community Development Department are instrumental in creating an environment in which high quality construction and development can occur in Stanwood’s neighborhoods, with a focus on customer service and providing the best possible advice and inspection services to homeowners, contractors, and developers.

The Building Official enforces the adopted Building Codes and ensures that properties are safe for residents and business owners of the City.

Permits Issued

In addition to the issuance of building permits, this Department is also responsible for the processing of the following permits:

  • Certificate of Occupancy Permits
  • Demolition Permits
  • Encroachment Permits
  • House Moving Permits
  • Plumbing and Mechanical Permits
  • Right-of-Way (ROW) permits
  • Sign Permits

See our Building Permits page for more information and to apply for a permit. Remember a site plan will be needed with your building permit application. Also, be sure to review the Community Development Fee Schedule (PDF).