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Building Department
        904 6th Street - P.O. Box 547, Anacortes, WA  98221
        Phone:  360-293-1901

The City of Anacortes Building Department regulates the construction of public and private structures as mandated by the State of Washington, City of Anacortes Municipal Code, along with specific state amendments and International Building Codes.  Through the standards contained in these codes the Building Department performs plan review and inspection services to ensure that buildings constructed and occupied by its citizens comply with all fire, life, and safety requirements.

As of July 2016 New Building Codes are Now in Effect:

2015 International Residential Code

2015 International Building Code

2015 International Fire Code

2015 International Existing  Building Code

2015 Uniform Plumbing Code

2015 Washington State Energy Code

To Schedule a Building Inspection:  Be prepared to provide the site address, building permit number, type of inspection requested, preferred time of day (AM or PM) and a contact name and phone number.  

Building Department Staff can be reached by phone (360-293-1901) or email:

Don Measamer, Director -
Groc Fyrrce, Permit Tech/Building Inspector -
Paul Ingalls, Plans Examiner -
David D. Diamond, Building Inspector -

Building Department's Goal: 

The goal of the permit center is to promote a safe built environment providing minimum acceptable community risk to life and property due to fire, accident or natural disaster.  In addition to these goals we are charged with ensuring that construction of buildings and facilities meet the minimum requirements of zoning, energy conservation and accessibility.

 Building Department Hours are Monday thru Friday except Holidays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.