Do I Need a Permit?

All commercial and residential construction in Anacortes requires a permit to ensure compliance with building and zoning codes. This includes change outs, replacements, and minor adjustments.  Installing siding, fences, and re-roofs also require a permit.

Some exemptions include sheds, storage & playhouses not more than 144 sq.ft., painting, shelves & counters, and temporary theater stages.

Please visit our Do I Need a Permit page for more information.

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1. What is the permitting process for new buildings, additions, and remodels?
2. Having a garage sale or yard sale?
3. How long are building permits good for?
4. Do I Need a Permit?
5. What are the allowable hours of operation for contractors building residential multi-family units?
6. What happens if I build without a permit?
7. Can I build a "tiny home"?
8. Can I build a "mother-in-law" suite?
9. How do I know if I can build what I want?
10. How much will a permit cost?