Are building permits being accepted?

Based on current State and Federal guidance, and the City’s response to COVID-19, portions of our operations have been modified to accommodate our staff and the community. We will reassess the situation after April 1, 2020. 

Permit Processing and Review:
Staff is working both remotely and in the office to review and intake permit applications, and process permits electronically. Our Planners and Plans Examiners are also working both remotely and in the office to provide normal levels of service to the public. If you have a permit currently in the review process, you should be hearing from our staff just like before. Staff will be available by phone and email during normal business hours of 8am to 5pm Monday - Friday. If you have questions or would like to speak with a staff member, please call our Permit Center line at 360-863-4501 or email 

City of Monroe building inspections will be limited effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020. 

Updated inspection hours: 

  • Monday: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm 
  • Tuesday: 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm 
  • Wednesday: 8am to 12pm 
  • Thursday: inspections will not be scheduled 
  • Friday: inspections will not be scheduled

We will reassess these hours after April 1, 2020. 

Please do not request inspections for work that is inside an occupied home or building in which occupants are displaying symptoms of illness, are currently sick, or have been sick within the past 14 days.

If your inspection involves work in an occupied home or work area, and inspection is not time sensitive, please consider postponing your request for a later date. This may apply to replacement of water heaters, furnaces, fireplaces, or other inspection types.

Please be aware that inspections may be canceled or postponed at the inspector’s discretion if there are any health concerns regarding exposure to sick or symptomatic customers.

Thank you for your understanding.

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