Electronic Plan Submittal

The City of Auburn now accepts electronic submittals for:

Building, Fire, Mechanical, Plumbing, Sign, Civil and Land Use applications.


To get started, find our applications on the Forms Page.

Below are some additional resources for guidance on how you can successfully submit your application(s) electronically.

How to apply
Electronic Application Submittal Process (PDF)

What to submit
Electronic Submittal Standards - Building Plans (PDF)

If you do not find the information you're looking for or have further questions you can email us at permitcenter@auburnwa.gov or call (253) 931-3090.


Online Inspection Scheduling and permit status is available through this site

In response to Governor Inslee's executive order dated March 23, 2020 (and a follow-up memorandum on Construction Guidance dated March 25, 2020), Auburn City staff will continue to provide modified, no-contact inspection services for:

*Commercial and residential projects that are identified as essential (including but not limited to publicly financed low-income housing);

*Ongoing construction work to prevent spoliation, damage, and unsafe conditions; and

*Work that is emergency repair, replacement, or maintenance

We continue to suspend in person inspection services in general for previously occupied homes, habitable spaces, and some medical care facilities.

In order to schedule an inspection, your project is required to be identified as essential for our records. This can be done by completing the Essential Work Form (https://auburnwa.gov/UserFiles/Servers/Server_11470554/File/City%20Hall/Documents/Forms/Essential%20Work%20Form.pdfclarifying how the associated project qualifies as exempt and returning by email to ffernandez@auburnwa.gov. Until this form has been completed and provided, we unfortunately will not be able to schedule your inspection. once the form has been received, it will be incorporated into the permit/project inspection record and will not be needed for future requests.

For projects that have completed the above no-contact inspections can be performed. In an effort to respect social distancing guidelines recommended by King County Public Health, we will ask that the area of inspection is sanitized and vacant. Our inspector will call the contact number provided to confirm when they arrive and leave the site. Any corrections will be communicated by email or phone.

We will continue to honor next day inspections requested prior to 4:00pm whenever possible, however we may not always be able to do so. In the event that an inspection will need to be re-scheduled, someone will be in touch via the contact method provided.

We anticipate this practice to be in place through at least April 6, 2020.

Thank you for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience.






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