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.
New Building Codes
As of July 2016 New Building Codes are Now in Effect:
2015 International Building Code
2015 International Existing Building Code
2015 International Fire Code
2015 International Residential 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 (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.