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Building and Permitting

Special Notice
Due to the situation created by COVID-19 (also known as the Coronavirus) the Permit Office lobby located at 801 Minard Ave, NW, Ocean Shores, Washington,  will be open by appointment only until further notice. Permit Office staff will be available during regular business hours via email and phone.  Contact information can be found in the City’s staff directory and below.

A building permit gives legal permission to start a building, improvement, alteration or repair project in accordance with the building codes.

Our codes were developed over a long period of time by vigorously investigating past mistakes. The City has adopted the 2015 International Building Codes as the model code. The permitting process allows us to review your plans and make a determination as to whether or not you risk repeating mistakes made by others in the past.

801 Minard Ave NW
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Tel: 360.289.2754
Fax: 360.289.2022

Permit Office Manager,  Nettie Wagner

Parks Reservations & Special Event Permits
Building Official, Michael McGivney

Building Inspector, Mitch Wirth