We are open for business online, via phone, and email but the Permit Center in City Hall is open by appointment only. Paper submittals and documentation will not be accepted and must be sent via USPS mail or courier such as UPS/FedEx.
Please consider using our newly-enhanced online permit submittal options such as the ONLINE PERMIT PORTAL or emailing your application documents, questions, and reports to email@example.com. Permits can even be issued using the online portal! Please review all permit documentation for accuracy and make note of any permit conditions in your permit documentation.
For planning or zoning questions, call the Permit Center or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permit fees can be paid via the online permit portal. The 2.5% credit card convenience fee is currently being waived due to the pandemic. Please contact the Permit Center for assistance or technical support.
Most staff members are working from off-site locations and using various methods to perform permit reviews and assist customers with projects. Email is the best way to reach a staff member; please feel free to attach project information, plans and maps. We can even arrange conference calls and virtual meetings to keep your project on track!
PLEASE NOTE: Effective March 26, building inspection staff are to avoid contact with persons on job sites but will continue to respond to inspection requests. Inspectors may not enter occupied dwellings or medical-related facilities but will honor your inspection request by contacting you via phone to discuss alternate methods with which to conduct the requested inspection. Photos, video, FaceTime, and many other options are being tested out by inspection staff and we would love to hear your suggestions! Inspections related to non-essential projects, as described at www.coronavirus.wa.gov and in the Construction Guidance memo issued by Governor Jay Inslee, may be postponed until further notice in keeping with Governor Inslee’s “Stay Safe – Stay Home” proclamation.
Thank you to all our valued customers, contractors, City of Spokane Valley residents and businesses. The Permit Center team is excited to work with you to keep your active projects on track and assist you with planning your future projects. We sincerely appreciate your business and are looking forward to working through this challenging time.
Review the steps below to identify the application process for your permit request.
Please use the city’s ONLINE PERMIT PORTAL to complete applications for the permits identified below. The portal allows applicants to electronically submit the application, pay fees, obtain the permit and schedule an inspection. These permits are available online at this time:
If you do NOT wish to use the Online Permit Portal, permit applications are available in pdf and Microsoft Word format from these links:
Planning and Zoning Services
Right-of-way Information and Permits
Regional Pavement Cut Policy
Location: City Hall
10210 E. Sprague Ave.
Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday,
(NOTE: City Hall is open by appointment only due to the pandemic; call 509-720-5240 to make appointment.)
Spokane County was given a variance on May 22 to move to Phase II utilizing specific business and safety guidelines. Construction guidelines are included. View safe start guidelines and guidance for reopening.
Restaurants and retail businesses in Spokane Valley may consider these options to expand seating or add signage during COVID-19 reopening phases.