Applying for Permits
The Community Development Department currently provides three methods for individuals to apply for a permit, including:
Let us assist you online
instead of in line by using MyBuildingPermit.com
. With the ease of your computer and a credit card. All permits for work involving re-roof, electrical plumbing and mechanical permits including those that require plan review can be applied for online. In addition Building permits for all new structures, demolition of any structure and commercial tenant improvement projects can also be applied for online.
Print the Application
Download the application
from our website and bring it to the permit counter. Mailing is an option when the project does not require plan review; consult our permit staff for requirements. Faxing is approved on an emergency case-by-case basis by our permit staff.
Apply In Person
Visit our permit counter at City Hall. We are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm.
Permit Center / Community Development
400 SW 152nd St
Burien, WA 98166-3066
Methods of Payment
* $2000 limit per transaction
- Credit Card - Visa or MasterCard (no verbal credit cards, sorry)*
Below are some additional resources to help provide you information on permits.
Land Use Review Process
How to Apply For Permits
Permit Processing Timeline Goals