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All Commercial and residential construction in Anacortes requires a permit to ensure that safety matters are addressed.  Projects that DO NOT require a permit include:

  • Painting, papering and similar finish work.
  • Residential storage sheds, playhouses, and similar uses, provided that the area does not exceed 144 square feet. *
  • Shelves, counters, partitions and walls less than 5 feet 9 inches.
  • Temporary motion picture, television and theater stage sets and scenery.
  • Fences*

Permits Are Required for:

Re-roofs, additions, decks, mobile homes, wood stoves, LP and natural gas water heaters, stoves, gas fireplaces, heaters and log lighters, flag poles, antenna towers, satellite dishes, covered decks, solariums, garage conversions, membrane structures, etc.

 *Structures are not exempt from the Zoning Ordnance Regulations.

Do not hesitate to contact the Building Department if you are unsure whether you need a permit for your project, or if you have any questions regarding building codes.
lease call 360-293-1901.