Building permits shall automatically expire and become invalid by limitation of time 3 years from the date of permit issuance. The Director is authorized within his/her discretion to grant 1 extension of time, for a period not to exceed 180 days. A request for an extension shall be made by the permit holder in writing and shall be submitted to and received by the Spokane County Building and Planning Department prior to the expiration date of the permit and shall demonstrate just cause for the requested extension. The building department will not notify you that the permit will or is expired, that is your responsibility.
Other permits not issued in conjunction with the construction or completion of a building or structure shall automatically expire and become invalid by limitation of time 18 months from the date of permit issuance. Exception: The above limitations on the validity of permits shall not apply to operational permits issued under the International Fire Code.