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Building Codes Effective Date

The 2018 ICC Codes effective date is February 1, 2021.

Emergency Ordinance 5968 (effective April 20, 2020)

The Renton City Council has adopted Emergency Ordinance 5968 (effective April 20, 2020) extending building permits, land use applications, civil construction permits, and public works permits for an additional 6 months except those noted below.  This extension applies to permits that are valid (not expired) on April 20, 2020, and were issued or approved between January 1, 2015 and April 20, 2020.  In addition, the City’s Building Official has authorized a 6-month extension to building permit applications (not yet issued).

This extension applies to ALL permits with a few exceptions: Temporary Use Permits, Shoreline Permits, and Land Use Applications associated with a Development Agreement, are not extended. The City of Renton's permit system has been updated to automatically add an additional six (6) months to all permits that qualify under this Emergency Ordinance; there is no action needed by an applicant to receive this extension.

COVID-19 Update

To protect the health and safety of our staff and customers, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, we closed our customer service counter on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. You will still be able to conduct your business or receive information one of the following ways:

Option 1

The city's Permitting Portal is an excellent way to:

  • Pay a permit invoice 

  • Apply and receive an over-the-counter permit

  • Schedule an inspection

Option 2

  • Many permitting questions and additional information can be found by visiting the city's permits page.

  • Need Code Compliance information? Visit the city's Code Compliance page.

Option 3

City staff continues to be available to assist you.

Schedule an Inspection

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