2018 Codes now effective throughout Washington State!
We are open for business online, via phone and email. City Hall is open by appointment only and the Permit Center counter is closed until further notice to allow staff to focus on processing permits efficiently while adhering to COVID-19 social distance protocols. City staff can arrange conference calls and virtual meetings to help keep your project on track; simply call or email the Permit Center and you’ll be connected with a helpful permit facilitator or a member of the review team.
Please consider using our 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.
Paper submittals and documentation can be delivered to a drop box at the City Hall main entrance for processing. Deliveries via USPS mail or courier such as UPS/FedEx are encouraged.
Permit fees can be paid on the online permit portal or by calling the Permit Center. There is a 2.5% credit card/online convenience fee. 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: Building inspection staff are to avoid close contact with persons on job sites, although they will continue to respond to inspection requests. Inspectors may not enter jobsites where social distancing cannot be maintained, especially occupied dwellings or medical-related facilities. They will honor your inspection request by contacting you via phone to discuss alternate methods to conduct the requested inspection. Photos, video, and many other options are being used by inspection staff. We would love to hear your suggestions!
Thank you to our valued customers, contractors, City of Spokane Valley residents and businesses for your patience and partnership during a challenging 2020. The Permit Center team is excited to work with you to keep your projects on track and assist you with planning your future projects. We sincerely appreciate your business and look forward to working with you during the 2021 construction season!
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.)
Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements (updated 1/11/21)
Restaurants, Tavern, Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries COVID-19 Requirements (updated 3/17/21)
View requirements for other business services.