Our office is closed to the public
until further notice
accepting all Building Permit Applications,
which can currently be submitted through regular
delivery services only - USPS (mail), UPS, FedEx, etc.
Printable Application Packets are available
here; contact our office for structures not
An online submittal process for
new site built single family residences only is
available under certain conditions; see below.
State Building Code Council has
Reinstated 2018 code changes; they will NOT be
delayed until July.
hearing to Adopt the 2018 Codes will be held on February
16, 2021, and the 2018 Codes will go into effect in
Grant County that same day at the close of business,
Note: We will accept Applications
postmarked by February 16th for the Counter Complete
Review and then acceptance under existing codes.
However, application submittals deficient to the point
of returning to the applicant will NOT be vested and
will need to be resubmitted under the Codes in effect at
the time of resubmittal. Please contact our office
with any questions to ensure a complete submittal
2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) information
COVID Updates & Job Site
Note that while we are currently under
the newly identified Phase 1 "Healthy Washington -
Roadmap to Recovery" as of January 11th, the job site
requirements remain those as listed in the Previously
labeled "Phase 2 Construction COVID-19 Job Site
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
Available Only for
NEW Site-Built Single Family Residences
additions, remodels, modular homes and other applications
cannot be submitted online at this time)
Before you begin an online submission
and to avoid cancellation, be sure to read, understand and
adhere to all submittal requirements detailed in Step 2
Make sure you meet all of the
following online submittal requirements:
Your site-built single family residence application
must meet all of the requirements to
be submitted online
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
forms, documents and plans must be
uploaded at the time of online submittal,
within 24 hours of application creation,
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
documentation or information will result in your
application being cancelled.
Document format and
All required submittals
be provided in the
correct format to be accepted (PDFs),
including correct file Names;
read the Plans and Documents Standards &
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. (Deposit waived during Office
After approval and issuance,
be responsible to print all approved documents and
plans in color and to have them available on the project site.
Many of these documents will need to be printed 24"
x 36" in size.
If you have questions or concerns
about any of these items, please contact our office
before starting an online submission
(509)754-2011 ext. 3001.
Before submitting your application
on-line, call us with any questions or concerns
509-754-2011, ext 3001
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.
Welcome to the Grant County Building Department
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
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.
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.
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.
P.O. Box 37
264 W. Division Ave
Ephrata, WA 98823
(509) 754-2011, extension 3001
General permit application process and
Monday – Friday 8:00 am
to 5:00 pm.
office is currently closed to the public. Please
contact us by email or by phone. Applications are
currently accepted only by mail.
We are closed public holidays.