Building and PlanningThe Building Department has the responsibility of administering building related codes. The primary duties of the department include issuance of building, mechanical, and plumbing permits for all new and existing construction as well as perform project plan review and field inspections to ensure compliance with current Building Codes, Pacific Municipal Ordinances, and State and Federal Laws.


Office Hours

Monday - Friday  8:00 am - 5:00 pm (except holidays)

Inspection Hours

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8:30a-3:30p (except holidays).
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):
2021 International Building Code
2021 International Residential Code
2021 International Mechanical Code
2021 International Existing Building Code
2021 International Fuel Gas Code
2021 International Fire Code
2021 Uniform Plumbing Code
2021 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code
2021 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

Visit our Permits Webpage


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)
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