Building Division

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Change of Building Inspector Office Hours

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.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.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.

Access the Port Angeles Municipal Code Title 14 - Building and Construction.

Port Angeles uses the International Code Council for much of its building regulation.

To pay for your permit online, please visit our secure online payment center

Permit Applications and Information Forms

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Building Department Fees

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The Building Department Fees are based on valuation of the project (materials and labor) and Unit fees, where applicable. To see a comprehensive listing of Fees located in 3.70.080 of the Port Angeles Municipal Code.

When planning the building permit fees, the City of Port Angeles uses these minimum standards for per square foot valuation:

RESIDENTIAL (One Family and Two Family):
Dwelling - $85.00 per square foot minimum
Garage, Utility / Miscellaneous Structure - $30.00 per square foot minimum
Porch / Deck - $12.00 per square foot minimum

RESIDENTIAL (Multiple Family), COMMERCIAL, and INDUSTRIAL
Use the ICC minimum per square foot entries listed in the August 2010 Building Safety Journal

For a complete listing of permit and plan-check fees based on valuation ranges please see this document.