PALS Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Additions, Remodels and Repairs

    Questions about these smaller project types.

  2. Building Inspections

    Questions about the inspection process for Building Permits.

  3. Building Permits

    Questions about Building Permit requirements and the process.

  4. Bulkheads, Fences and Retaining Walls

    Questions specific to these types of projects.

  5. Cargo Container Storage

  6. Chickens, Livestock and Pets

  7. Credits, Fees and Refunds

    Questions about how we handle crediting or refunding fees.

  8. Critical Areas, Fish & Wildlife and Wetlands

    Questions related to projects that have special environmental related constraints.

  9. Driveway Permits

    Questions related to permitting a driveway or road approach.

  10. Environmental or SEPA

    Questions related to the environmental review and/or the SEPA process.

  11. Financial Guarantees

    Questions about working with and bonding parts of a project.

  12. Flood

    Questions related to projects or properties that are in a flood area.

  13. Forest Practices

    Questions about the Forest Practice process.

  14. Garages, Sheds and Decks

    Questions related to these specific project types.

  15. Gate Permits

    Questions about the requirements and permitting of gates that cross roads and/or driveways.

  16. General Information

    General questions.

  17. Height & Setbacks

    Questions about building height and setback requirements.

  18. Historic Preservation

    Questions about historic preservation and the possible impacts to a project.

  19. Home Occupation

    Questions about running a business from a house.

  20. Land Division

    Questions about subdividing or platting property.

  21. Land Use / Zoning

    Questions about allowable uses and zoning.

  22. Mechanical / Plumbing

    Questions about mechanical and plumbing permits.

  23. Online Permits Website

    Questions about using our Online Permits website.

  24. Recording Documents

    Questions about recording documents.

  25. Site Development

    Questions about the processing and requirements to obtain a Site Development Permit.

  26. Site Development Inspections

    Questions about the inspection process on Site Development Permits.

  27. Swimming Pools

    Questions about the permit and construction requirements for swimming pools.

  28. Tiny Homes

    Questions about Tiny Homes and permit requirements.