Building

The Building Department requests all permit application documents also be submitted electronically via thumb drive.

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2018: 
All building permit application submissions must be made by appointment only.  Appointments may be made via phone, email and in person at City Hall. 

Appointments are available: Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8AM, 9AM, 10AM, 11AM 

The Building Division's aim is to safeguard the public health, safety, and general welfare through structural strength, means of egress facilities, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, energy conservation, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards attributed to the built environment and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during emergency operations.

Commitment to Customer Service

The City of Bainbridge Island Building Division strives to provide excellent customer service and to assist our customers throughout the building permit processes.

Please take a moment to complete our customer service survey and let us know if we were able to meet your needs in a professional and helpful manner.

Customer Service Survey

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Adopted Codes

Please note that both the 2015 Building Code (PDF) and the 2015 Fire Code (PDF) are effective July 1, 2016. The complete list of adopted codes are:

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2012 International Fire Code (IFC)
  • 2015 International Fuel and Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)

Permit Status Requests

Interested in the status of your permit? To obtain information on your permit review status please send an email to our technician or check the online permit center. Please remember to include the permit number, your name, and the best way to contact you.

Monthly & Annual Reports

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Building Safety Month
Building Safety Month Proclamation (PDF)