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Information for Shoreline

Does Your Project Need a Permit?

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The first step in obtaining a permit is thoroughly defining the project. This will assist you in determining the type of permit(s) necessary and the process that may be used to evaluate the proposal. 

As part of your planning process please refer to the Permit Exemptions and Express Permit development handouts. The handouts will provide information to help you determine if permits are necessary, as well as identify those projects which may be reviewed over-the-counter by appointment. Other Development Information handouts are available to help you through this process.  They provide essential information that can save you time in the application submittal process.

A comprehensive list of permits issued by the City is available here

Based on the scope of work you may need to prepare plans to submit, draw a site plan for your property showing the improvements, and show the type of construction you'll be using. The scope will determine the type of permit processes your proposal might be subject to. 

How can I find out more about the different types of permit processes?


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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