Why is a permit required?
Building code permits help protect public safety, health and general welfare. The plan review and inspection process helps the permit holder to verify compliance with the current minimum requirements including but not limited to adequate light and ventilation, basic sanitation, energy conservation, fire and life safety, and structural strength and stability.
When is a permit required?
A commercial building permit is generally required when changes or alterations are made to a commercial and/or multi-family building or when any new construction is undertaken. Electrical, mechanical and plumbing work also require permits. A permit may also be required to turn utilities back on after a fire. Our 'Construction Exempt from Building Permit' guide provides a reference for basic exemptions.
All projects, whether they need a permit or not, must comply with the adopted building codes and regulations and the Swinomish Tribal Code.
Many projects require a commercial building permit. If you're not sure if a permit is required, please contact the Planning Office by emailing email@example.com or calling (360) 466-7280.
|INFORMATION AND GUIDES|
|Commercial Permit Submittal Requirements (coming soon)
|Site Plan Requirements|
|Construction Exempt from Building Permit|
|Schedule of Fees
How we work with Skagit County
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Skagit County was adopted in 1998. The MOU represents the good faith commitments between the Tribe and County for the administration of cooperative land use planning and regulation. Download the MOU policy