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Other permits and certificates

In addition to building and zoning permits, the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) issues operations and administrative permits and other certificates.

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Operations permits

  • Issued for activities impacted by the Fire Code.
  • Include potentially dangerous activities.

Administrative permits

Regulate the use of a building but do not include construction or zoning activities.


  • Certificate of Rental Suitability: Given to tenants to show whether a property has violations.
  • Property Sales Certifications: Assures the holder has authority to sell a specific property.

Supporting documents and forms

Permits and certificates information

These documents support certificates, and administrative and operations permits.