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Community Development Services reviews plans and issues permits for a wide array of Land Use and Construction Permits. Permits range from simple same day permits to complex development projects. The permit process includes permit application, plan review, contractor approval, and inspections to ensure compliance with current Building Codes, Pacific Municipal ordinances, and State and Federal laws. Required permits will depend on scope of work. For questions regarding permit submittal requirements, contact April Shrader, Permit Coordinator.

Office Hours  
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


For permitting questions or assistance, contact April Shrader, Permit Coordinator.
Permit applications can be submitted via Email to Community Development Department.

Please note: Inspections are currently being scheduled on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
Inspection requests must be received by 3pm prior to date of inspection.
Submit your request via Email.
For Fire Permits, submit your request to VRFA.

Adopted Codes
Building Codes adopted by the City of Pacific, as amended by the State of Washington Building Code Council (SBCC):
2018 International Building Code
2018 International Residential Code
2018 International Mechanical Code

2018 International Existing Building Code
2018 International Fuel Gas Code
2018 International Fire Code
2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
2018 International Property Maintenance Code
Residential Energy Code Info
WA State Amendments to ICC Codes (as applicable)
National Electrical Code: Electrical permits administered by the WA State Dept. of L & I


Applications & Forms

Current Fee Schedule*
Building Permit Application (Commercial) 
Building Permit Application (Residential)
Concurrent Review Waiver
Demolition Application
Mechanical Permit Application 
   Mechanical Fee Schedule*
Plumbing Permit Application
   Plumbing Fee Schedule*
Special Inspection Agreement
 WABO Inspection (Adult Family Home): Submit the AFH Checklist

(*Payments must be accompanied with an invoice. Please contact the Permit Coordinator if you have any questions)


Construction Drawing Requirements - Commercial
Construction Drawing Requirements - Residential

Quick Links

Architect / Engineer License Status

Call Before You Dig
Construction Tip Sheets

Demolition (Contractor / Homeowner)
Design Criteria (Climatic & Geographical)
Do I Need a Permit?
Energy Code Questions
International Code Council
Is your Contractor Licensed?

King County’s Construction & Demolition Ordinance

NEW C&D Recycling Requirements: King County now requires that C&D (construction & demolition) materials be taken to a King County Designated Facility and has banned specific readily recyclable C&D materials from being disposed of in a landfill. A list of designated facilities and details on the bans can be found on the King County C&D website

King County Construction & Demolition Flyer


The Planning Department oversees implementation of the General Plan and the General Plan Update, with guidance from The Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Design Guidelines and Specific Plans. Planning staff also utilize capital improvement planning and development agreements. The department also establishes development related policies and conducts environmental review and processing of private development applications for public hearings.

Our department interacts with other agencies, public groups and task forces, to promote beneficial planning for the community. The Planning Department is staff to the Planning Commission, and coordinates project design review through the City Council.

Planning staff works throughout the year tracking regional planning issues of local significance and making recommendations to the Planning Commission and City Council. Our department has two full time staff members.

For zoning and land use questions, please contact the Associate Planner or Community Development Manager

Comprehensive Plan Chapters

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Comprehensive Plan: Land Use

Chapter 3 Comprehensive Plan: Natural Environment

Chapter 4 Community Character

Chapter 5 Comprehensive Plan: Housing

Chapter 6 Economic Development

Chapter 7 Park, Open Space, Recreation & Trails

Chapter 8 Comprehensive Plan: Transportation Plan

Chapter 9 Comprehensive Plan: Utilities

Chapter 10 Comprehensive Plan: Capital Facilities

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