General Information

A Building Permit is required to erect, construct, alter, repair, move, improve, convert, or demolish any building or structure. A permit is not required for any accessory structure with a total roof area less than 120 square feet per the Bonney Lake Municipal Code 15.04.083.D.  All setback requirements shall apply, whether a permit is required or not.

If you are unsure or new to building in Bonney Lake, please contact staff in the Permit Center for assistance. The Permit Center is open to the public Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

International Code Council Certification

Our building permits and inspections staff are 100% certified by the International Code Council (ICC).  The ICC is committed to protecting public health, safety, and welfare by developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process.  Becoming ICC certified means professionals have demonstrated their code knowledge and skills, as well as their ability to apply those skills on the job.  To learn more you can visit the International Code Council website. 

Building Code Handouts

Building Code Handouts
The handouts below provide information from the International Residential Code for permit customers:

    • Basic Deck
    • Building Height
    • Emergency Escape & Rescue Opening
    • Guard Rail Construction
    • Handrail Construction
    • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms
    • Stairway Construction
    • Window Fall Protection

For more information or questions please contact staff in the Permit Center.
Online Services

Check the status of a permit, search for permits, apply & pay online!

Online services webpageThe City's Online Services for Permits & Inspections allow permit customers to view detailed permit information online, pay fees, schedule inspections, estimate fees, and apply for certain types of permits. Use the 'Permits Inquiry' feature to:

  • Check the status a permit;
  • Search for open/closed permits by permit number, address, applicant, or project name;
  • View details about open/closed permits.

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
9:00 - 4:00
By Appointment Only

Planning & Building Division


Public Services Center
21719 96th ST E
Buckley, WA 98321

City of Bonney Lake
Attn: Planning Department
21719 96th ST E
Buckley, WA 98321

Phone: 253-447-4356

Inspection Line:  253-447-4357

Fax: 253-862-1116