City of Sumner Contacts Regarding
- Schedule Inspections
- Code Issues
- Predevelopment Project Review
- Business Licenses
Other Contacts Regarding
- Electrical Permits & Inspections
- Food Services
- Mobile/Manufactured Homes
- Public Pools & Water Recreation Facilities
- Special Inspection Agencies
For questions about permit applications, fees, and the permitting process, please contact Allison Judge, Permit Specialist, 253-299-5530, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
For commercial/industrial projects, residential subdivisions, or other major projects, the City of Sumner offers a no-charge predevelopment project review. This can help you determine what types of requirements and fees your project will require before you apply for permits.
You will also know more about the feasibility of your project prior to needing final plans. Please contact the Permit Center at 253-299-5530 or via email for more information on how this works
Contractors doing work within the City Limits are required to hold a current City of Sumner Business License.
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is responsible for air pollution control and asbestos issues.
1-800-552-3565. For the asbestos line, call 1-800-552-3565, ext #4058.
The City of Sumner has adopted the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) and the 2012 International Residential Code (IRC) as the primary standards for all new construction. The 2012 editions of the International Fire Code, International Mechanical Code, and Uniform Plumbing Code have been adopted to cover those specific portions of construction projects. See more details at the International Code Council.
The International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials publishes the Uniform Plumbing Code.
By law, contractors are required to be registered by the State. Whether you need to hire a contractor or register as a contractor, the Department of Labor & Industries can help get you started.
Electrical Permits & Inspections
The City of Sumner does not conduct its own electrical permits and inspections. For more information, visit the Department of Labor & Industries.
Prior to construction or remodeling, food service establishments must submit detailed design plans and equipment specifications for approval by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. This assists establishments by ensuring compliance with Code requirements. Once construction is complete, an inspection is conducted to verify that all design and installation requirements have been met.
You need a building permit from the City if you are installing a mobile/manufactured home on a site in Sumner. However, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has jurisdiction on Mobile & Manufactured home alterations, including:
- Heat pump/air conditioning installations
- Wood/pellet/gas stove installations
- Changing from electric to gas appliances
- Electrical or plumbing changes
- Structural changes or additions
More Details at Department of Labor and Industries
Public Pools & Water Recreation Facilities
Prior to construction or remodeling, water recreation facilities (including spa pools) must submit detailed design plans and equipment specifications for approval by the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. This assists establishments by ensuring compliance with Code requirements. Once construction is complete, an inspection is conducted to verify that all design and installation requirements have been met.
Special Inspection Agencies
Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) is an organization comprised of Building Officials throughout the state of Washington. Registered Special Inspection agencies are listed at this web site. Code books are also available at WABO.