Community Development moved to 14841 179th Avenue SE, Suite 320 (Sky View Medical Center). For more information on the temporary City Hall relocation, please click here.


The Building Division is responsible for building permit and code administration by providing plan review, inspection services, building code information, code enforcement and public outreach.  The Building Division provides life safety assurance and solution-oriented services to the city through the application of professional skills and adopted standards by regulating the construction, repair or alteration, demolition, and occupancy of all buildings and structures within the city. Our primary mission is to provide life safety and a better quality of living to the residents of the City of Monroe. 

Inspection Requests

The City provides inspection services associated with residential and commercial building, land use and engineering permits. 

Fire permit inspection services are provided by the Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue. Electrical permits are to be obtained and inspections requested from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). 

IMPORTANT: Starting Jan. 19, 2024, building inspections will be temporarily suspended on Fridays as we are completing a recruitment process to fill a vacancy and onboard a new inspector. Please be sure not to request a building inspection on Fridays until further notice. (Land use and engineering inspections are not impacted.) 

NOTE: No building, land use and engineering permit inspections will be conducted on Monday, February 19, 2024 as administrative offices will be closed for Presidents Day. holiday. 

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Code Updates

As of February 1, 2021, the State Building Code Council has adopted the 2018 Code Editions.

2018 Adopted Codes

Residential Basic Plan Program