Online Permitting and Licensing Portal
We now have an online portal for all Permit and Business License Applications.
It is here where you will be able to apply for permits or business licenses and follow up on the status of the permits. You will also be able to make your payments and schedule inspections here. All paper documents and applications are available in the online portal at the bottom of the page under the documents tab.
If you prefer email or mail applications, there will be an Additional $50 processing fee.
As always, we will be available to answer any questions regarding the online process that you may have. We feel that this will help streamline the process and help to speed up the review process so we can get your permits to you quicker and more efficiently. Thank you for being patient with us during this transition time and we look forward to working with you as we move forward with our Online Portal.
Why is a permit required?
Building code permits help protect public safety, health and general welfare. The plan review and inspection process helps the permit holder to verify compliance with the current minimum requirements including but not limited to adequate light and ventilation, basic sanitation, energy conservation, fire and life safety, and structural strength and stability.
When is a permit required?
A commercial building permit is generally required when changes or alterations are made to a commercial and/or multi-family building or when any new construction is undertaken. Electrical, mechanical and plumbing work also require permits. A permit may also be required to turn utilities back on after a fire. Our 'Construction Exempt from Building Permit' guide provides a reference for basic exemptions.
All projects, whether they need a permit or not, must comply with the adopted building codes and regulations and the Swinomish Tribal Code.
Many projects require a commercial building permit. If you're not sure if a permit is required, please contact the Planning Office by emailing email@example.com or calling (360) 466-7280.
|COMMERCIAL PERMIT FORMS
|Affidavit of Construction Cost
|TEPA Environmental Checklist
|Other Environmental permits
|INFORMATION AND GUIDES
|Permit Application Policy Form
|Commercial Permit Submittal Requirements (coming soon)
|Pre-Application Request Form
|Site Plan Requirements
|Construction Exempt from Building Permit
|Schedule of Fees
How we work with Skagit County
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Skagit County was adopted in 1998. The MOU represents the good faith commitments between the Tribe and County for the administration of cooperative land use planning and regulation. Download the MOU policy