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 February 2021 The Building Codes now in effect are as follows:
2018 International Building Code
2018 International Existing Building Code
2018 International Fire Code
2018 International Residential Code
2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
2018 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 (a.m. or p.m.) and a contact name and phone number.
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.