For "simple" permits that do not require plan review, such as simple electrical, low voltage, mechanical, plumbing and re-roof permits, you can apply online at MyBuildingPermit.com.
So what is MyBuildingPermit.com?
MyBuildingPermit.com is an easy-to-use permitting portal that makes it possible to get simple permits (those that do not require plan review) from Mercer Island and nine other participating jurisdictions. This award winning site provides many convenient services that will facilitate you in the permitting process. Even if you did not apply for your permit online, you can still utilize these services!
These services include:
Online Permits: Click here to apply for, pay for, and receive electrical, low voltage, mechanical, plumbing, and simple re-roof permits. That's right- almost all single family, some multi-family, and some commerical permits are available online!
Permit Status: Click here to check your permit status online.
Inspection Requests: Click here to make and check the status of inspections online.
Construction Tip Sheets: Click here for up-to-date and easy-to-read guidelines used uniformally across member jurisdictions.
Codes: Click here for links to state and international construction code information; see also Mercer Island City codes.
Training: Click here for opportunites for training in codes and site use.
A Brief History of MyBuildingPermit.com
In 1998 the building officials from the five Eastside cities of Mercer Island, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, and Redmond began a unified approach to building processes and services. They recognized that many customers work in more than one city; the lack of uniformity in the processes, interpretations, and codes led to confusion and increases in the cost of doing business. The city building officials began working together to share information, agree upon standards, and pool resources- in other words, governments working together to accomplish similar needs.
In an effort to improve building code consistency between the cities, they created easy-to-read bulletins, adopted common ordinances that regulate construction, provided co-sponsored training seminars, and partnered with businesses in the community. This vision has evolved into the nation's first multi-jurisdictional online permitting portal. MyBuildingPermit.com now serves the Washington State jurisdictions of: Mercer Island, Kenmore, Snohomish County, Woodinville, Bothell, Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, Burien, Mill Creek, Mukilteo, Duvall, Gig Harbor, Seatac, and Renton.