Building Department

The City of North Bend is currently following the 2018 International Building Codes.

On September 15th 2023: The State Building Code Council voted to further delay the implementation of all 2021 International Building Codes to March 15th 2024.

The New implementation date is   MARCH 15, 2024. 

Previously October 29th 2023.

**New code to be adopted 2021 Wildland-Urban Interface Code.**

Any submittal after March 15th 2024 will be required to be in compliance with the 2021 Codes.

You can submit your Building Permit Application and all supporting materials to the City at We will confirm receipt of your Application.

Functions & Responsibilities

The Building Department oversees building and related construction activities to protect the public health, safety and welfare of our residents and visitors pursuant to uniform construction codes governing land use and code enforcement (as established in North Bend Municipal Code 15.02.020).

The City of North Bend enforces the International Codes, Washington State Amendments and Washington Administrative Code (WAC), all as adopted in NBMC Title 15 - Buildings and Construction. The Construction Administrative Code as set forth in NBMC 15.02 replaces the International Code Council (ICC) administrative chapters of the adopted codes.

A free online version of the International Codes is available by visiting the ICC website and hard copy of the code books can be purchased by visiting the WABO Bookstore. Both of these versions of the Code do not include any amendments specific to Washington State. To check Washington State amendments to building codes please visit the Washington State Building Code website.

Building Department Informational Quick Links:

Building Permit Application                                                                                                               Active Permit Map
Check the status of your Permit
Design Criteria for the City of North Bend
Building Department Submittal Requirements
Rate and Fee Schedule (PDF)


All inspections with the City of North Bend must be scheduled 24 hours in advance. Inspections can be scheduled as follows:

Online through Citizens Connect.

Online Permit Status Check and Online Inspection Request Procedures Sheet (PDF)

By phone by calling 425-888-7645 and providing the following information:

  • Permit Number
  • Address
  • Type of Inspection
  • Date to perform the inspection
  • Contact name and phone number incase we need to call you back.

Fire Alarm or Fire Sprinkler Inspections are scheduled through Eastside Fire and Rescue.

Codes & Regulations

Additional information related to codes and regulations can be found by visiting the following:

International Building Codes
Washington State Amendments to the Building Codes
Energy Code Compliance Forms and Information for Residential
Energy Code Compliance Forms and Information for Commercial
FEMA National Flood Insurance Program
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (Asbestos)     

Lead Based Paint in Washington State Homes - Washington State Department of Commerce
King County Mandatory Recycling Requirements

Construction Work Hours & Holidays

Allowable hours for Construction Noise.

  • Monday - Friday: 7AM until 7PM
  • Saturday:  9AM until 5PM
  • Sunday:  No Work Allowed

No work allowed on these days :

  • New Years Day (1-1-23)
  • Memorial Day (5-29-23)
  • Independence Day (7-4-23)
  • Labor Day (9-4-23)
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (11-23-23)
  • Christmas Holiday (12-25-23)