Community Planning & Development Online Permit Portal

City of Olympia
Date of Release: September 01, 2017

Karen Kenneson
Associate Line of Business Director

Community Planning & Development Online Permit Portal

Beginning the week of September 5, you will be able to apply for, pay for, issue and print some types of construction and development permits online! This is part of Community Planning and Development’s new Online Permit Portal available at:


This first phase will include the permit types below. Additional permits will be added over the course of the next year, with all permits expected to be online by Summer 2018.


Building Permits

·       Mechanical (over the counter)

·       Plumbing (over the counter)

·       Residential re-roof

·       Sign permit

·       Tree removal

·       Window replacement


Civil Engineering Permits

·       Private utilities (cable/fiber/optic/gas/phone/power)


Electrical Permits

·       Commercial (under 400 amps)

·       Residential (under 400 amps)

·       Electrical – sign

·       Electrical – temporary


Fire Systems Permits

·       Fuel storage tank installation

·       Removal of fuel storage tank


Land Use Review

·       Planning and zoning letters

·       Pre-submission conference request

·       Temporary use permit


The Process is Easy:

1.      Apply for permit online, including all required information and submittals (if required)

2.      Application is received and accepted as complete by the City

3.      Application and submittals (if applicable) are reviewed by the City. If there are deficiencies, you will receive an email.

4.      Application is approved by the City - you will receive an email that the permit is ready

5.      Pay for permit online

6.      Issue and print your permit and inspection card yourself on your own printer


Additional Features

The Online Portal will also allow you to see what private projects are happening in the City by searching by address or browsing an interactive map. You can also run a report on code enforcement activity. An account is not required to view general permit or code enforcement information.