Page last updated: 10/20/2014
Appointments are now required for
submitting permit applications.
To make an
appointment, please call:
This division of DCD reviews
building permit applications and conducts inspections of building
projects to ensure consistency with the adopted International Building
Code (IBC) and the Jefferson County Unified Development Code
DCD also accepts applications and
fees for on-site sewage system (septic) approval. The
applications are reviewed by the Environmental
Health Division of the
County Department of Public Health. For technical
information regarding the review of on-site sewage system
applications, contact Environmental Health at
(360) 385-9444, 617 Sheridan St., Port Townsend WA 98368.
Building Permit /
Building Official, 379-4450
Jim Coyne, Building
Plans Examiner, 379-4461
Building Inspector, 379-4490
Building Inspection Hotline, 379-4455
Permit Technicians and
Information & Forms
Building permit applications
undergo consistency review to ensure compliance with the UDC,
Comprehensive Plan, and State and Federal laws. Some building
permits involve associated land use applications, such as a
Conditional Use Permit, Variance, or Shoreline Substantial
Development Permit. The
Permit Application form
is the standard building permit application.
Supplemental information may be required depending on your
project. Refer to the list of forms linked to
each building permit type below and check with a Permit
For information on the land use
permit review process and types of land use permits, visit the Development
Review Division page. For land use permit fees,
information sheets, and application forms, visit the Permit
Information & Application Forms page.
*Fees are due at time of
application. Consult with a Permit
Technician for information on building permit fees. A land use
permit fee schedule summary is available on-line as noted above.
**Two sets of plans are required at time of
application except for Propane Tank / Stove / Fireplace
permits. Building Plans do not need to be engineered but the
structural calculations do need to have an engineers stamp.
Types of Building
Click on the type of building
permit to get a list of required application forms for that permit
cases may vary. Please consult with a Permit Technician
Addition / Remodel /
Accessory Dwelling Unit
/ Carport (with or without plumbing)
Home (plus Alterations)
Tank / Stove / Fireplace
Change of Use
Complete list of Building Permit forms
To call in a building inspection,
use the Jefferson County Building Inspection Hotline:
379-4455. An inspection request may be left 24 hours a day.
Inspection requests must be received by 3:00 PM at the latest on the
day before the inspection is needed.
Please speak clearly and answer all six of these
- What is the owner's
- What is the site
- What is the building permit
number (e.g., BLD02-0001)?
- For what type of inspection is
- For what preferred day is the
- What is a phone number where
the person making the request can be reached during the
If the request is for more than
one inspection, please be sure to answer the questions completely
for each separate request.
These summaries are for
permits issued, not for pending applications.
Totals & Summary
Type, Improvement Type & Summary