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Due to short staffing, the Community Development Permit Center hours for February 6, 2017 to February 14, 2017 will be Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

The Permit Center provides general information for construction inside the City limits.

Construction permits assure that structures are built to nationally recognized standards, designed to ensure that buildings are structurally sound and hazard free.  Land use permits assure that structures meet zoning requirements and comply with environmental regulations (Additional land use information can be found on the Planning webpage)

The 2015 building codes were adopted by the City of Black Diamond on July 1, , 2016.  All plans and drawings submitted from this day forward must comply with the 2015 codes. If you have a project currently under construction, the code that was in effect at permit issuance governs those plans unless the permit expires and then you would have to re-apply under the 2015 codes. Thank you – Black Diamond Permitting Staff - Posted 10-13-16.


Community Development
24301 Roberts Drive
PO Box 599
Black Diamond, WA 98010
(360) 886-5700

Andy Williamson, Interim Community Development Director

Sandy Wirth, Permit Tech

Natalie Oosterhof, Permit Tech

**Important Business Hour Changes to the Community Development Department

Office Hours- Monday-Friday 8:30-5 p.m.

Building Inspection Hours:
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Specify am or pm)

Inspection line phone number: 360-886-5717

Public Works Inspection Hours:
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Building Plans Examiner Hours:
On call, as required

Lookup your PERMIT STATUS on-line.

Permit Status Survey Results - Posted 09/21/12





Civil Plan Submittal Checklist / PW Cost Estimate
Clearing and Grading

Demolition (Updated - 05-13-15)
Detached Garage (Updated 12-23-15)
Developmental Rights Certificate (TDR) Information
Dock Handout and Submittal Checklist
Driveway Requirements
Energy Code Checklist-Single Family
Fire Alarm Submittal Requirements
Fire Sprinkler Submittal Requirements
Fuel Tank Abandonment-Removal
Manufactured Home Checklist
Moving a Building
Pool, Spa & Hot Tub
Re-Roof Permit Requirements
(Updated - 06-16-15)
Sales Trailer
Sign Permit
(Updated 12-4-15)
Sign Variance
Single Family
(Updated 05-07-14)
Single Family Addition/Alteration
Soils Reports Requirements
Standards Deviation
Tenant Improvement / Change of Use Guidelines

Tree Removal (Updated - 02-13-15)
Tree Re-vegetation Program


Fire Dept. Service Cost Estimates
Public Works

Tip Sheets

Air Leakage Testing- Building Envelope
Change of Use Guidelines
Coal Mine Hazard Handout
Erosion Control Handout
Mobile Home Inspection Information
New and Replacement Heating Equipment
Residential Deck Handout
Single Famiily Inspection Procedures
SFR Permits, When Required 2012 IRC
Storm Infiltration Systems
Tree Preservation Summary

Citizens Connect


*Please visit the Clerk's page for Business License Applications

Pre-Application Meeting Info. / Pre-Application Form
Clearing and Grading Application
Code Compliance/Complaint Form
Commercial Kitchen Hood Application
Contractor Registration Exemption
Energy Code - Prescriptive Worksheet Residential
Extension Request
Fireworks Display Application

Fireworks Stand Application
Joint Aquatic Resource Permit Application (JARPA)
Master Building Permit Application(Updated - 04-14-16)
Master Planning Permit Application
Mine Hazard Covenant not to Sue
Owner Certification & Transfer of Applicant Status
Revision/Correction Submittal
Right of Way Application
Right of Way Inspection Request
Sensitive Areas Identification Form
Service Agreement
Sewer / Water Investigation
Special Event Application
Transfer of Development Rights Application
Tree Exemptions Application
Tree Re-Vegetation Application
Utility Service Setup Application
Way-of-Travel Name Change Application

Notice of Intent for Construction Activity for filing with the Department of Ecology


2017Statistics - (Updated12/1/17)

2016 Statistics

2015 Statistics -

2014 Statistics -

2013 Statistics

2012 Statistics

2011 Statistics

2010 Statistics

2009 Statistics

2008 Statistics

Construction Recycling Directory

Construction Tip Sheets

Covington Water Availability Certificates

Environmental Permitting

Non-Residential Energy Code 

Fish & Wildlife HPA Permit

International Code Council 

King County Parcel Viewer

King County Public Health (Septic Systems)

King County Recorders Office

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Residential Energy Code

Soos Creek Water & Sewer Certificates

WABO Bookstore Link 


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