How long is my permit good for?

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.

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1. How do I apply for a building permit?
2. What construction codes are in effect in the unincorporated areas of the County?
3. What design criteria do I use for designing a building?
4. How long is my permit good for?
5. What is the basic minimum snow load for Spokane County?
6. Do I need a permit for a fence?
7. Do I need a fence around my swimming pool?
8. Is there radon in Spokane County?
9. Do I have to mitigate my home for radon?
10. How do I apply for a manufactured home permit?
11. What is an egress window and when is it required?
12. What hours can construction noise take place?
13. How do I get an address assigned to my property?
14. Where do I get my electrical permit?
15. How high can a fence be?
16. How often can you amend the Comprehensive Plan?
17. What are my setbacks?
18. What are Critical Areas?
19. What requirements apply within critical Areas?
20. Where can I find information about minimum lot sizes in Spokane County?
21. What are Critical Areas?
22. What requirements apply within Critical Areas?
23. Where can I find information about minimum lot sizes in Spokane County?
24. What is Construction Stormwater Permit Coverage?
25. How do I obtain a Food Establishment permit?
26. What are the requirements for septic system inspections and permits?