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Plan requirements: building permits

Some building permit applications for new construction and additions require you to submit plans. All plans must follow the requirements on this page.

Building permits are issued by the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).

Name Description Released Format
Building Permit plan requirements PDF Plan requirements for building permit applications for new construction and additions. July 2, 2019
ePlans submission standards PDF You can get permits online through eCLIPSE. You must follow these rules when you apply for a permit online that requires you to upload plans. March 12, 2020

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