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Residential Permit Process

Interested in building a new home or expanding your existing home? See categories below to learn more about the permits and approvals required and the applications for each type of project.

Building, expanding or relocating a home

Inside the home

Outside the home

Other Projects

The following types of projects do not require paper applications at the time of submittal and currently only require a site plan, floor plan, and/or structural plans to begin processing the permit:

  • Residential fences
  • Garages, carports, and sheds
  • Residential additions
  • Residential remodels

Additional Requirements may be needed as determined by the Development Services Center. These additional requirements include but are not limited to:

  • Proof of Ownership - if the property was recently purchased
  • Obstruction/Curb Cut Permits
  • Yard Waiver - required if the structure is being built within the 5-foot setback requirements
  • Approval from Historic Preservation, if required
  • Encroachment Certificate - for fences and retaining walls built within the City's right-of-way

Contact the Permit Team Hotline at 509.625.6999 for information on what is required for each project.

Site Plan Details

The following details are required for staff to be able to review site plans for compliance with the Spokane Municipal Code:

  • Dimensions of all existing structures
  • Dimensions of all proposed structures
  • Identify all property lines
  • Distance from all structures to the property lines
  • Identify all streets, alleys, and sidewalks

Site Plans for these residential projects may be drawn on a blank 8 ½" x 11" sheet of paper or on this Site Plan form.

Code Requirement related links


Contact Information

3rd Floor City Hall
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201
bdsinfo@spokanecity.org

Planning & Development
509.625.6300