background image

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 the online building and fire permit process, brought to you by Citizenserve. 

Fire permits for fire sprinklers and fire alarms only.

For all other permit applications, please contact the Permit Office.

Document submittal assistance is available by appointment only. Please contact the Building and Permitting office at  360.289.2754

Click here to begin to access the portal

2021 code change will occur 3/2024

All plans received by the city on or after October 2023 will be reviewed and inspected using the new 2021 IBC,IRC,WSEC,IEBC,UPC,IMC,IFC IFGC codes. 

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 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact information can be found in the City’s staff directory and below.

To view Plat Maps click here 
801 Minard 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