Building Permit Processing Time

Estimated Building Permit Processing Time

Time estimates are for average elapsed time between date of a complete submission and the completion of plan review by all departments. Shoreline permits and areas with Archaeology will take longer for example.

Plan review times are about 20-25 weeks. Due to increased permit volumes, plan review times have been affected.  Please be patient and thank you for your understanding.

Estimated Turn-around Times 

  • Regular permits and some revisions: 20-25 weeks
  • Mechanical/plumbing single trade type permits: less than 2 weeks on average

Project Types:

  • Single trade projects include:
    • Gas line
    • Mechanical
    • Plumbing
    • Re-roofing
    • Re-siding
    • Tank installation
    • Window replacement
    • Decks
  • Regular Permits include:
    • New houses
    • Remodel and addition of existing houses
    • All commercial projects
    • Owner-builder projects
  • Revisions are changes to permits that have already been issued.
These estimates are provided as a general guide and should not be used as a cause for making commitments of any kind. Turnaround times in specific cases may vary substantially.