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Welcome to the City of Olympia's Online Permit Center


Incomplete permit applications will be valid for 30 days, after which all permits in a "NOT SUBMITTED" status will be cancelled.

Please allow 48-72 hours to receive an e-mail response regarding the status of your permit application. Permits are not valid until approved, paid for, and issued.

Prior to applying for a permit, please review the applicaiton checklists found in the documents tab below for required submittal(s).

If all requested submittals have not been received and plan review fees have not been paid within 48 hours, the permit application will be cancelled.

COVID - 19 INSPECTION PROGRAM UPDATED April 27, 2020 - Go to Documents tab at the bottom of this page under Covid -19

*** “At this time inspections will be conducted for projects meeting requirements at”


In addition the City of Olympia will consider extension of existing issued building permits that may expire due to inactivity caused by Covid-19 related impact.  A written request to extend such permits may be submitted to for consideration by the Olympia Building Official or designee. The City of Olympia requires extension of permits be requested in writing and approved by the Building Official or designee before the permit expires per code requirements and the OMC. 


**Inspection requests are required to be made by 5:00 PM the previous day to be on the next day's schedule. Most inspections will be conducted between the hours of 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Inspectors will be available to contact between the hours of 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.


The City has the ability to do virtual inspections, please review the document Virtual Inspection Program under heading of Building Inspection Requirements -

“We are experiencing a high volume of electrical inspection requests and advise using the (VIP) Virtual Inspection Program whenever possible.”

What can you do on this portal?

  • Apply for a Permit
  • Submit drawings and other documents for review
  • Pay permit fees 
  • Request an inspection
  • Lookup pending applications, issued permits, and inspection results
  • Review parcel information

This application provides public access to the current status of permits and inspection requests, as well as, access to reference materials and documentation. You will need your user access code to schedule or view any inspections you have submitted. If you do not know your access code, please call Community Planning & Development at 360-753-8314  For the hearing impaired, please contact us by dialing the Washington State Relay Service at 7-1-1, or 1-800-833-6384.


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