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The Permit Center provides general information for construction inside the City limits.

Construction permits assure that structures are built to nationally recognized standards, designed to ensure that buildings are structurally sound and hazard free.  Land use permits assure that structures meet zoning requirements and comply with environmental regulations (Additional land use information can be found on the Planning webpage

The 2015 building codes were adopted by the City of Black Diamond on July 1, 2016.  All plans and drawings must comply with the 2015 codes. Thank you – Black Diamond Permitting Staff

Single Family Residential-Permits, when required


Community Development
24301 Roberts Drive
PO Box 599
Black Diamond, WA 98010
(360) 851-4447

Mona Davis - Community Development Director

Tony Clifton - Building Official

Christine Higgins, Permit Tech

Office Hours- Monday-Friday 8:30-5 p.m.

Building Inspection Hours: Refer to building division home page.

Inspection line phone number: 360-851-4447

Public Works Inspection Hours:
Mon - Fri, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lookup your PERMIT STATUS on-line.




Forms and application documents: Permit application forms are available online or you can stop by the Permit Center to request an application packet and detailed submittal requirements for your specific project. We are open Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Pre-application meetings. Pre-application meetings are available - and are required for some permit types - to assist customers in properly submitting required documents and plans. As part of the pre-application process you will receive a list of the items required at permit intake as well as a Fee Estimate detailing the permit fees.

Accessory Dwelling Unit
Approved Infiltration
Commercial/Multi-Family Submittal Requirements
Deck Handout
Demo Submittal Checklist
Design Standard Information
Detached Garage Checklist
Dock Handout and Submittal Checklist
Driveway Requirements
Egress Window Requirements
Erosion Control Handout
Energy Code Checklist-Single Family
Manufactured Home Checklist
Mechanical Commercial Checklist
Mobile Home Information Sheet
Moving Checklist
New Espresso Stand Requirements
Plumbing Checklist for Commercial
Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Submittal Requirements
Pre-Application Submittal Requirements
Re-roof Permit Requirements
Retaining Walls

Sales Trailer
Shed Requirements
Sign Permit Submittal Requirements
Single Family Submittal Requirements
Site Plan Example & Requirements
Soil Report Requirements

Solar System Permits
Tank Abondment
Temporary Sign
Temporary Use Requirements
Tenant Improvement




Tip Sheets

Air Leakage Testing- Building Envelope
Change of Use Guidelines
Coal Mine Hazard Handout
Erosion Control Handout
Mobile Home Inspection Information
New and Replacement Heating Equipment
Residential Deck Handout
Single Famiily Inspection Procedures
Storm Infiltration Systems
Tree Preservation Summary

Citizens Connect


Building Master Application for Plumbing-Residential
Building Master Application for Grading and Clearing
Building Division Master Application
Certification and Transfer of applicant status
Code Compliance/Complaint Form
Commercial Kitchen Hood -Worksheet
Commercial Kitchen Hood Application
Complaint Form
Energy Code - Prescriptive Worksheet Residential
Extension Request
Final Approval and Fee List
Automatic Fire Sprinkler Submittal Requirements
Fire Alarm Submittal Requirements
Fire Division Master Application
Fireworks Display Application
Fireworks Stand Application
Fuel Tank Permit Requiremnts-Above/In-Ground
General BD Conditions of Approval
High Combustible Storage Construction Permit Requirements
Master Sign Application
Owner Affidavit in Lieu of Contract Registration
Planning Division Master Application
Pre-Application Form
Pre-Application Submittal Requirements
Public Works Division Master Application
Revision/Correction Form
Sensitive Areas Determination
Service Agreement Form
Sewer Connection Form
Sewer Investigation PDF
Solicitor License Application
Special Event Application
Transportation Concurrency Reservation Certificate Application
Water Connection Form
Water Investigation PDF
Way-of-Travel Name Change Application

Notice of Intent for Construction Activity for filing with the Department of Ecology


2018 Statistics - (Updated 1/4/2019)

2017 Statistics -

2016 Statistics

2015 Statistics -


Construction Recycling Directory

Covington Water Availability Certificates

Non-Residential Energy Code 

Fish & Wildlife HPA Permit

King County Parcel Viewer

King County Public Health (Septic Systems)

King County Recorders Office

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Residential Energy Code

Soos Creek Water & Sewer Certificates

WABO Bookstore Link 


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