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Development Services

Development Services offers one-stop shopping for general information and the permits needed for development activity in Bellevue and the utility service area. Apply for permits at mybuildingpermit.com.

Information about permits for parks, residential parking and special events.

Now we've got a home on Houzz

The City of Bellevue now has a home on Houzz.com, the world's largest home-improvement platform. As part of a pilot project intended to help homeowners and contractors remember the permit part of the home improvement/construction equation, Bellevue is one of seven cities around the country with pages on the site.

With 40+ million users, Houzz is a place for homeowners and construction/design professionals to share ideas, find services and explore images of projects such as kitchen remodels, new construction and landscapes.

One missing ingredient until recently was information about the permit process. Many users don't know they need a permit for some home improvements. Now, the city is partnering with Houzz, and has a city section on their website that includes links to Development Services, images of residential projects in Bellevue and a map of residential permit activity.

Bellevue saw $800 million worth of commercial and residential construction in 2016 (video).

2016 Customer Survey Update

In June 2016, we asked you how we are doing to deliver our services. The results of that survey are in!  By providing your feedback, we are able to identify areas where things are going well and where we need to improve.

View the survey results.

We greatly appreciate the time you took to provide feedback and will use the survey results to improve our services to you. We will publish future updates about our progress on this page.

Services & Information
About Development Services

Phone numbers and e-mails for divisions and staff.
For the Homeowner

Improvements that require a permit, permit application forms, construction noise guidelines and more.

Development Services handouts, construction tip sheets and the Weekly Permit Bulletin
Codes and Standards

City codes and standards for construction, fire prevention, land use, transportation, utilities and more.

Code Compliance

Enforcing regulations set for the community by City Council, including nuisance, sign, construction and land use codes. Code requirements and complaint procedures.

Permit Submittal Requirements

Submittal requirements by project type, application packets by permit type, timelines, other forms, fees
Online Permit and Inspection Services

Apply for permits, schedule inspections, and check the status of applications

Current Development Activity

Overview of construction in Bellevue, including major downtown projects and neighborhood projects
Fire, Transportation and Utilities Information

Design requirements and standards for the Fire, Transportation and Utilities departments.
Contact Information

Development Services Center
450 110th Ave NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-6800
Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays (Wednesday, 10-4)

Customer Assistance