Building Services

The City of Anacortes Building Department regulates the construction of public and private structures as mandated by the State of Washington, City of Anacortes Municipal Code, along with specific state amendments and International Building Codes.

Through the standards contained in these codes the Building Department performs plan review and inspection services to ensure that buildings constructed and occupied by its citizens comply with all fire, life, and safety requirements.

Building Codes

As of February 2021, the Building Codes now in effect are as follows:

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Existing  Building Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2018 Washington State Energy Code

To Schedule a Building Inspection

Call 360-293-1901  ext 4708

Be prepared to provide the site address, building permit number, type of inspection requested, preferred time of day (a.m. or p.m.) and a contact name and phone number.  

Building Department's Goal

The goal of the permit center is to promote a safe built environment providing minimum acceptable community risk to life and property due to fire, accident or natural disaster. In addition to these goals we are charged with ensuring that construction of buildings and facilities meet the minimum requirements of zoning, energy conservation and accessibility.