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Since January 1, 2009, Building Permits issued under non-enforcement circumstances have been issued for a term of 3 years. All work and inspections must be completed within 3 years from the date of issuance. Any work or inspections pending after 3 years will require an additional finish permit. The Finish permit project review will be based on codes current at the time of new issuance for work uninspected and unapproved. Fees to finish will also be based on an adjusted amount per the current fee schedule for the amount of work not previously inspected.
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The portal process is only available for a new single-family residences submittal package at this time
To submit a permit application package for a manufactured home, additions, remodels, modular homes, or other applications you may apply in person during our lobby hours, M-F 8 am - 4 pm or mail your submittal package to PO Box 37, Ephrata Wa 98823.
If you have questions or concerns after reading the steps below, please contact our office before starting an online submission (509)754-2011 ext. 3001.
Make sure you meet all of the following online submittal requirements:
If you have met the above requirements and have spoken with us to answer any questions and/or address any concerns you may have, you are now ready to begin the online submittal process.
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A few more details to be aware of…
Once we have received your portal submittal, we will review the documents and plans for completeness.
If the submittal is NOT complete, we will contact you to provide the deficient information within a set deadline. If the information is not received by the provided deadline, we will cancel the submittal and refund any deposit paid.
If the submittal is complete, the submittal will be routed to all departments for plan review. After the departments have signed off on the plan review, we will notify you by email your permit application package is approved and ready for issuance. The email will provide you with instructions on how to pay and print the approved on-site permit package. You are responsible to print all approved documents and plans in color and have available to the inspector at the project site. Many of these documents will need to be printed 24" x 36" in size.
Please download to view or print the handout. Required or Exempt Permits (PDF)