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 Phase I Construction Restart addendum to Proclamation 20-25 implemented on April 24, 2020, some construction activities that can meet a low-risk threshold of six foot distancing are able to resume. Along with the addendum, specific Job Site Requirements were also issued which include the requirement for contractors to develop and post a comprehensive COVID-19 exposure control, mitigation, and recovery plan.

In support of these recovery efforts, the City of Auburn will continue to provide inspection services for most commercial and previously unoccupied residential construction projects that are able to meet the job site requirements and have a COVID-19 plan in place.

In order for us to provide those services, effective May 5, 2020, we will need each job site to confirm for us that they are meeting these requirements and have a plan in place by completing a Health Safety Plan Submittal Form and submitting it along with their plan to inspections@auburnwa.gov

Once the documentation has been received, it will be attached to the corresponding permit/project record. Future inspection requests will be scheduled as normal and will not require additional submittals.

Inspectors who visit job sites will continue to wear personal protective equipment and conduct a no-contact inspection process as much as possible. We will continue to ask that inspection areas be sanitized and vacated prior to inspection to ensure the minimum 6-ft distancing is always maintained. Upon arrival, our inspector will call the job-site contact to let them know they are there and ask where they should go to sign the daily attendance log. Inspection corrections and guidance will continue to be provided in writing by email and by phone to limit direct contact. For job sites with specific visitor requirements other than those above, please include those requirements with your inspection request.

Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties has prepared a toolkit with some great resources and guidance information to assist contractors prepare their job sites. The toolkit includes plan templates, checklists, job site posters, and more. Please feel free to consult the information at the following location:


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.

Thank you for your understanding and apologies for any inconvenience.