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For Residents: Permits & Development Information

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COVID-19 Update

City Hall is currently closed to the public. We are committed to provide City services by email, phone, and online. We continue to focus on policies and practices that provide for the health and safety of our employees and the community. 


The Permit Center is offering remote permit services. For information on new permit and project applications, revisions, and pre-application meetings, visit our Remote Services page.

For permit questions, email or call 206-801-2500 and leave a message. 


View the Inspections page for information about scheduling an inspection.

Thank you for your patience.


The City of Shoreline processes and issues a variety of permits for construction and land development. The purpose of development permits and approvals is to ensure that:

  • Development occurs in a manner that is consistent with adopted plans, rules, and regulations; and to
  • Make sure infrastructure is in place to serve development.

Construction permits provide a mechanism to insure a safe built environment for the occupants and users of public and private buildings.

If you are looking for information on a project or its status the Permit Search page can help.

The flow chart below is designed to help guide you through the permitting process.

Development Review Process

Contact Information

Department of Planning & Community Development 

City Hall, Third Floor
17500 Midvale Avenue N, Shoreline 




(206) 801-2500
(206) 801-2788

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Permit processing ends at 4:00 p.m. daily