Building Services

Building Department with Tape Measure

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.