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Permitting & Building

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Permitting and Development Review

The Permitting Division provides timely and responsive application processing and issuance of building permits and code enforcement. Development Review includes reviewing and processing development permit applications, environmental and critical area analysis, and land division.


certified_badge Building Division provides regulation, oversight and guidance on all jobs related to construction (renovations and new construction) to ensure they conform to the Tumwater Municipal Code.  The division also conducts building and fire code plan reviews and inspections.

Tumwater's technical staff are tested and certified by the International Code Council (ICC).

Christensen, AlBuilding & Fire Safety OfficialCommunity Development(360) 754-4180
Carlson, ChrisPermit ManagerCommunity Development(360) 754-4180
Kinnaird, KerriPermit & Planning TechnicianCommunity Development(360) 754-4180
Wallace, Kelly Permit TechnicianCommunity Development(360) 754-4180
Matlock, MikeCommunity Development DirectorCommunity Development(360) 754-4180
Uffelman, MickBuilding & Fire Safety InspectorCommunity Development(360) 754-4180
Shea, RodneyBuilding & Fire Safety InspectorCommunity Development(360) 754-4180