Permits are important to make sure your project is safe for you and all future guests, customers. Get started on the right foot as you go through the permit process.

Do I need a permit?

How do I start a permit?

We now use Self Service, an online permitting system that lets you apply and track your permit online. You need to establish an account for the first time to start.

How can you help if I’m really confused?

Contact us. Permits are confusing, and as much as online tools help, each project is unique and comes with its own circumstances and situations. Nothing beats talking to the Permit Center directly: please contact Allison Judge, Permit Specialist, and Bonnie Knox, Development Services Specialist, at 253-299-5530 or via email.

How much do permits cost?

Again, it varies by project and situation. Please contact us early in your planning and project.

Construction Hours

If you are doing construction, please note that Sumner restricts construction to the following hours:  Monday-Friday, 7 am – 6 pm, Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays 10 am – 6 pm.

Please be sure to come talk to the Permit Center before you start your project and the permit process.

Design Standards

Permits are just part of the equation for construction projects. Be sure to also Review Development Specifications & Design Standards

Contact Us

Allison Judge, Permit Specialist, and Bonnie Knox, Development Services Specialist at 253-299-5530 or via email.

To schedule inspections, please call the 24-hour inspection line at 253-299-5530.

For more information on code issues, please contact Rick Kelley, Building Official, at 253-299-5522 or via email.

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