All permitting, plan review and inspection services are provided in-house
Project coordinators are assigned to all land use actions and commercial construction projects
Pre-application meetings are held with the applicant, architect, contractor, and any affected agencies
Footing/foundation inspections are available with only 4 hours advance notice
Same-day inspections for other types of work are available, if requested by 9 A.M.
Weekend inspections are available, if necessary
Inspectors are available via the latest cellular and electronic technologies
The Washington Survey and Ratings Bureau rated the Spokane County Building Department within the top 5% of all building departments nationwide, saving new building owners the maximum insurance premium possible for wind/snow and seismic protection
Self-supporting through permit activities, no tax revenues are taken from the General Fund
Convenient toll-free number: 800-27-CODES
Combination Permits for Single-Family dwellings
With the combination of the two divisions, the Department can offer a wider array of services to the customer.
If you or your company are planning a project in the near future and you are not sure where to start or what to do next, click on a link to see if your questions can be answered online. If that doesn't help, contact the Building and Planning Department and we'll try and find answers to your questions. We can't design your project for you or solve all your issues, but we will do all we can to help you through the local government regulations.