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Building Announcements:



FAQ's on the Governor's Construction Memo


Governor Issues Addendum to Proclamation 20-25
to allow partial construction restart


Construction Release 04/24/2020

20-25 Addendum 04/24/2020

Phase 1 Construction Restart COVID-19 Job Site Requirements 04/24/2020



Grant County Commisioners Appeal to Governor for Construction Relief 04/03/2020




COVID-19 UPDATE #3 03/27/2020




COVID-19 UPDATE #2 03/24/2020


COVID-19 UPDATE #1 03/18/2020



Short-term Rentals/Transient-use:
Additional requirements apply to residences that are used for

short-term rental or transient use.  Please contact our office for details.



For mail-in or in-person submittals:

Printable Application Packets are Now Available On-Line

**Please continue to check back as more application packets
will continue to be made available.**



Online Submittal for NEW Single Family Residences Now Available


Requirements to Submit Online


Only NEW Single Family Residences are currently available for online submittal.

No additions, remodels, modular homes, manufactured homes or non-residential applications will be accepted at this time.


All required forms, documents and plans must be uploaded at the time of online submittal, so please see the SFR application packet for requirements to be sure you have a complete application packet and plans ready for submittal.  Single Family Residence information is found here.


All required submittals MUST be provided in the correct format to be accepted, including correct file Names; please read the Plans and Documents Standards & Requirements here.


For a Residence, a deposit of $500 will be required for the application to be accepted, with an additional 2.5% convenience fee to the Card processing company.


After approval and issuance, you will be responsible to print all approved documents and plans to have available on the project site.  Many of these documents will need to be printed 24" x 36" in size and/or in color.


If you have questions or concerns about any of these items, please contact our office before starting an online submission at (509)754-2011 ext. 3001.


Click here to submit your Single Family Residence through our Online Portal


Welcome to the Grant County Building Department

Grant County is committed to ensuring that our built environment is regulated to the extent that provides the requirements to safeguard the public safety, health and general welfare in our homes, schools, places of worship, public and private structures, agricultural buildings and a variety of other structures

On a daily basis we all have a reasonable expectation that the structures we live or work in or use for shopping, entertainment, worship or other purposes, meet minimum standards structurally, for fire/life safety, for health and comfort.  The majority of the time this expectation is subconscious, we simply expect that we can enter and exit buildings safely, that smoke detection and automatic sprinklers are installed and operable where required, and that buildings won't just collapse around us.

To that end, the Grant County Building Department enforces the provisions of RCW 19.27, the Washington St. Building Code and employs International Code Council certified building inspectors and plans examiners to ensure that construction documents are reviewed and demonstrate conformance with the code, that permits are issued and inspections are conducted throughout the various phases of construction so that the end result is to provide buildings that may be used safely and securely by current and future generations.

We look forward to assisting you and will be happy to provide any additional or specific information not referenced herein.




The Building Department's function is to implement and enforce regulations relating to the design, construction, use and occupancy of buildings and structures located within this jurisdiction, along with the plumbing and mechanical associated with those structures.

Helpful Links



P.O. Box 37
264 W. Division Ave

Ephrata, WA 98823

(509) 754-2011, extension 3001

Fax: 509-754-6080


Business Hours

Monday Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Applications will be accepted and permits will be issued up until 4:00pm.
Between 4:00pm - 5:00pm, we will not be able to accept applications, issue permits or make any financial transactions.

We are closed public holidays.

Special Note


Requirements for applying, permitting, construction and inspections are subject to change at any time based on local, state and federal law or policy, building code cycles and such.  What was required or allowed last year may be different next year.


All information provided to you with your application, permit and plans are important. Please be sure to thoroughly familiarize yourself with the information provided as you (the applicant) are responsible to meet all requirements.


Updated 03/02/2018

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