The Permit Center, located at 210 Lottie Street, is staffed with representatives from the Building Services, Planning and Public Works departments.
Applications are now being accepted electronically. Please see the Electronic Submittal Requirements for complete details.
The Permit Fees page will help calculate the estimated cost of your project's permits. NOTE: The City of Bellingham now accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover credit/debit cards for permits up to $1,500.00
Building Applications and Forms
Commercial and Residential Construction - such as Building, Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing permits; as well as Banner, Demolition, Re-Roof Requirements and more.
Land Use Applications and Forms
Design Review, Fences, and Pre-Applications; as well as, Clearing/Grading, Conditional Use, SEPA, Shoreline, Subdivision/Short Plat Permits and more.
Public Works Applications and Forms
Stormwater, Streets, Utilities, and Transportation Impact Fees and Concurrency.
Fire Department Applications and Forms
Fire Protection Systems, Restaurant Hood Suppression Systems, Spray Booths, Underground Fuel Tanks, Temporary Tents and more.