Tumwater City Hall, Tumwater Library, and Old Town Center will be closed Monday, January 20, 2020, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Water, sewer, and street problems can be reported by calling the Public Works Hotline at (360) 754-4150. Police, fire, and emergency medical response services will be available as usual. Emergency? Call 9-1-1

Building Permits - Commercial

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Commercial Building Permits

The application process for a commercial building permit is much more extensive than applying for a residential permit. Below, you’ll find all of the required items that you must include with your permit application. The Community Development Department's Development Review Committee may be required to conduct a Site Plan Review and may request changes to your plans in order to comply with the Tumwater Muncipal Code. A Site Plan Review is typically not needed if the proposed development is minor, such as fences or small detached buildings. 

Permit Required

You can begin building only after you have completed the City Site Plan Review process, your final plans are approved, and the appropriate fees are paid.

Commercial Fire Safety Inspections

Fire code compliance is reviewed by the City’s building official through the Site Plan Review process. For ongoing annual commercial Fire Safety Inspections, contact the Tumwater Fire Department at (360) 754-4170.

Online Services

The City offers an online permit inquiry and inspection request service.  Open the document below for instructions on how to register and use the online Permits & Inspections service, in order to inquire about the status of a permit or schedule inspections.