Welcome to the City of Spokane Department of Building Services!!

Serving to protect you and your investments through plan review and inspection to ensure safe and sustainable buildings


*** License Renewals ***

The Department of Building Services is happy to announce that Gas Heating Mechanic and Boiler Operating Licenses can now be paid through our Online Permit System Go to Online Services or click here to learn how


Address:  Department of Building Services
City Hall ~ 3rd Floor
808 W Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA  99201-3343

Phone:      (509) 625-6300    Please be prepared to leave a message in the event we are currently assisting other customers.  We make every effort to return calls within 1 business day.  Your understanding is greatly appreciated.  Thank you!

Office Hours:  8:00 am – 5:00pm
Monday – Friday (excluding most holidays)
                           All Payment Transactions Must Be Completed by 4:30 pm


Online Permit System

The Online Permit System contains all permits processed by the City of Spokane Department of Building Services since 1993 and provides access to perform the following:

♦  Review Permit Histories - Permits prior to 1993 are available on microfiche from our office
♦  Review Permit Histories of Contractors
♦  Print Copies of Permits
♦  Print/View Plan Review Comments
♦  View Permit Status
♦  View Inspection Results
♦  Review Certificate of Occupancy Status

For guide sheets on how to perform these tasks and more, select Online Services from the Navigation Bar at the top of the page.

**Contractor Specific Online Tasks**

In addition to the above tasks, Contractors that register for an account from our Online Permit System will be able to:

♦  Purchase Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing and now Roofing permits, too!
♦  Schedule Inspections
♦  Print Attached Documents/Certificates of Occupancy linked to projects they are associated with


Every year, the Department performs over 25,000 inspections on more than 17,000 permits to include nearly 1,000 elevators and 3,800 boiler and pressure vessels.  This helps decrease heating, electricity, and insurance costs while increasing property values; and is one factor in keeping Spokane a safe place for our families, our friends, and visitors of our beautiful city.