Town of Beaux Arts Village
Permit Center & Building Department
The Town of Beaux Arts Village issues its own building, mechanical, plumbing, demolition and street-opening permits. The Town does not issue permits for electrical work. Electrical permits are issued by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Bellevue Service Location, 425.990.1400.
The permit process is the means by which a property owner demonstrates that any construction proposed for their property complies with the local regulations and state and Federal laws in effect at the time the permit application is filed with the Town. Most construction projects require a permit of some type, so it is important that owners contact the Town's Building Department before beginning any construction work, as any owner who starts a project without the needed permits will be charged a penalty in addition to the normal permit fees.
In the list below, you will find links to instructions that explain how to obtain a permit, the forms to be completed, and descriptions of the plans, drawings, and fees that must be submitted to the Town for review before the permit can be issued. Further down the page is a link to the Town codes governing the work to be performed. These codes explain the Town's Zoning rules, building standards, and schedule of inspections. If you do not have access to a printer, copies of these documents may be obtained at no charge (other than to cover the cost of postage) by contacting the Building Department by phone at 425.269.6985 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're pleased to offer applicants the option of submitting some documents electronically. Please review the instructions here: Electronic Review Requirements
For each type of permit, you will need a copy of each of the forms listed. Please note that some forms are available in fillable pdf format for your convenience. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these forms.
For each type of permit or land-use application, you will also want to review the Beaux Arts Village Municipal Code (BAV MC) for the regulations governing your project. Please use this link to connect to the online version http://www.codepublishing.com/WA/BeauxArts/. You will want to pay particular attention to the following:
One other section that may impact construction is related to stormwater regulations:
You may also wish to review:
Property owners must also comply with King County, Washington State and Federal regulations that affect their proposed project and/or property, including but not limited to the following.
1. Beaux Arts is home
least one pair of nesting bald eagles;
many construction projects will be subject to Federal and state rules that
protect the eagles' habitat. Please visit
for current rules and
regulations. To view a map depicting the nest locations overlaid with 400- and 800-foot
circles, click here.
2. King County recently enacted rules requiring that all construction and demolition (C&D) materials generated in King County be taken to a King County Designated C&D Facility. In addition, the following materials are banned from disposal and must be separated from non-recyclable waste either at the jobsite or at a designated C&D processing facility:
Wood (clean, untreated, unpainted), Cardboard, Metal, Gypsum Scrap (new),
Asphalt Paving, Bricks, and Concrete.
Wood (clean, untreated, unpainted), Cardboard, Metal, Gypsum Scrap (new), Asphalt Paving, Bricks, and Concrete.
For more information about these rules, please visit .
For more information about these rules, please visithttp://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/greenbuilding/construction-demolition.asp. For a list of designated recycling facilities, please visit http://your.kingcounty.gov/solidwaste/greenbuilding/rates.asp
The professional consultants staffing our Building Department work for the Town under contract. As such, any and all hours that they work are billable to the specific project they are reviewing, inspecting, etc. Property owners will be billed for the charges associated with these hours. If you obtain a permit for your project, the charges will be billed as part of the fees for your permit. If, for some reason, you do not need a permit or choose not to move forward with a project, the charges will be billed to you separately.
Property owners making physical improvements to a detached single-family dwelling can exempt the value of that improvement from their property-tax assessment for three years by applying for a Home Improvement exemption through the King County Department of Assessments. Some conditions apply. Click here for more information (scroll down to the section titled "Home Improvement") and a link to the needed form on the King County Assessor's website.