Permit Center

Lake Stevens is a growing community with new and exciting opportunities arriving all the time. It can be overwhelming trying to wade through the different types of land use and development permits, so here, you will find links to the most common permits, submittal requirements, informational forms, and fees. If you have questions or can’t find what you’re looking for, contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
NEW! Lake Stevens now has online permitting available for certain residential mechanical, plumbing, or re-roofing permits.

Who can apply?
You must be either the property owner, an agent of the owner, or a Washington State licensed contractor.

Types of online permits available
Only residential mechanical, plumbing, and re-roof permits for single-family, two-family dwellings, and townhouse permits are available for online submission. All other permits must be submitted at the Permit Counter. All work is subject to field inspections by City of Lake Stevens inspectors.

How to apply online for a permit
  • First time users must create an online account before you can log-in. (click the link at the top of the page register at the Citizens Connect page.)
  • Log-in and follow the prompts to fill in the required information on the application.
  • Use your MasterCard or Visa to process and provide payment.
  • Submit your application (this emails the application to City staff for a quick review).
  • Watch for a return email letting you know that your application has been approved within 2 business days.
  • Print a copy of your emailed permit packet to have on-site and available for inspectors.
  • See “Inspections” to schedule an inspection online and view the calendar of scheduled inspections to the inspection date and time.