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Building and Permitting

now available
The Building and Permitting Department is proud to provide our new Online Portal.  Through this portal you will have access to all of our online services for permitting and general requests. Brought to you by Citizenserve.
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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 2018 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.

Design Criteria

    • Wind Speed V ult 135 MPH Exposure C
    • Seismic Zone D-2
    • Snow Load 25#'s
    • Frost Line 12"

What are the rules for building a deck? Click here 

What  needs to be done prior to a final inspection? Click here

What rules need to be followed for residential ramps? Click here

Download Washington State Energy Code Compliance Certificate. Click here

Permitting Lobby Office Hours
Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon (Hours subject to change without notice). Any business after such time is by appointment only.  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.

To view Plat Maps click here 
800 Anchor Ave. NW Building B
Ocean Shores, WA 98569
Tel: 360.289.2754
Fax: 360.289.2022

Permit Office Manager,  Nettie Wagner

Parks Reservations & Special Event Permits
Building Official, Roy Simmons

Building Inspector, Mitch Wirth