The Buildings inspector will be available during the following days and times for walk-in inquiries, permit questions, and plan comments. Consultations are limited to 15-30 minute increments.
Tuesday and Thursday
8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.
Wednesday and Friday
4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
(Availability subject to change due to inspections, appointments and other engagements)
For special appointments outside of these hours, please contact the Building Inspector's cell number listed in the "Contact Us" column on the right.
The Building Division is responsible for ensuring that all housing, service-oriented, and commercial development within the City of Port Angeles is mindful of the health, safety and welfare of occupants by meeting city, state, federal, and international building code and standards. Everything from large industrial uses to a residential deck falls under the Building Division scope of work.
If you are trying to access previous building permits pulled on a specific address, you can find that information with the City Clerk here.
To access the Port Angeles Municipal Code Title 14 - Building and Construction Click Here.
If you are planning to build anything structural within the Port Angeles city limits, chances are you're going to need a permit. See the Community and Economic Development Department's listing of permit requirements and exemptions here for examples. Permitting the built environment within the city limits ensures that structures meet the most recently developed building code standards.
The review process depends directly on the type of project intended. Some projects are administrative; others invoke State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) review through an environmental checklist, which provides opportunity for public comment.
Click on the "Requirements and Restrictions" Tab to learn more about the specific permit you need and the review process.
The development review process allows applicants to find out what permits, licenses, and fees will be required by the City of Port Angeles for a specific development proposal prior to submitting a formal application. The review provides the applicant with a clearer understanding of the steps that will be required to complete a larger, complex project.
The development review will provide early identification of incidental issues or permits in the process that will be necessary to accomplish a project. This will allow well thought out development decisions instead of reactions to problems.
Understanding Project Feasibility An applicant may request a pre-application meeting, that provides an opportunity for the applicant, staff, and other agencies to discuss and review a proposal.
A pre-application meeting provides an opportunity for the applicant, staff, and other agencies to informally discuss and review a proposal. The pre-application includes review of any applications and permit requirements, fees, review process and schedule, applicable standards, plans, policies, and laws that may apply.
Building and Approval of a Project
Once a project has been reviewed by staff and necessary permits have been issued a project may begin. Every permit that has been issued by the City of Port Angeles will require an inspection. The type of project, the site conditions, and other factors will determine the number of inspections that need to occur to allow work to be approved.
The Building Division is typically able to respond to requests for inspections the day after the request is made. You may either make the request in-person at the Planning/Building Counter within City Hall or by calling the for an inspection at 360-417-4815 and leaving a message detailing the date the inspection is needed, the type of inspection, the location and permit number, and contact information.