Process Overview

Gather DocumentsGather all of your documents per the Submittal Requirements for your project. Make sure all documents adhere to the PDF File Format requirements.  
Submit Plans

Once you’ve reviewed all submittal requirements and gathered all your documents:

  • Submit pdfs of all plans and project documents online at MyBuildingPermit. Paper plans will not be accepted.
  • Pay a portion of your permit fees. We will invoice you through MyBuildingPermit. Fees under $5,000 may be paid online, otherwise you may mail or bring in a check.
Review Plans

We review your plans and project documents to ensure that your project is aligned to our codes.

  • We may ask for additional information or revisions to your plans if we determine they are not aligned to code.
  • See our Target Review Times Handout (PDF) for target review times.
  • You may check the status of your plan reviews on your MyBuildingPermit Dashboard.
Submit Revised Plans

If you change the scope or design of your project or receive notification from us that your plans need to be revised, then you will submit revisions to us the same way you applied. Upload your revised plans and project documents through your MyBuildingPermit plan review dashboard.

Issue Permit

Once we determine your plans and project documents are aligned with the codes, we will issue you a permit and copy of the approved plans (for construction permits) or we will issue you a decision (for land use permits).

For construction permits, you will need to provide your contractor’s Washington State contractor license and Issaquah business license prior to issuance.

Your permit will be issued to you online at MyBuildingPermit:

  • We will send you an invoice via email and ask that you pay online through MyBuildingPermit. (Note: You may also pay in person at City Hall or via mail, but your permit will be issued electronically online.)
  • Once we receive your payment, we will upload a PDF of your permit and approved plans to your MyBuildingPermit plan review dashboard
Inspect Project

Inspections are the next step in ensuring that your project is constructed to life and safety standards and codes.


If the scope or design of your project changes during construction, submit your revised plans to us for review.

We will review the changes to ensure they are aligned to codes and then issue those changed plans to you. Be sure to submit your revised plans  online at


Construction projects that require a Certificate of Occupancy must be requested in person at the Permit Center. Bring your completed Permit Card to the Permit Center.