North Bend Municipal Code Title 15, Buildings and Construction, Chapter 15.02 Construction Administrative Code (CAC), requires that any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the CAC, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit.
According to North Bend Municipal Code 15.02.500 exemptions from permit requirements shall not be deemed to grant authorization for any work to be done in any manner in violation of the provisions of the CAC or any other laws or ordinances of this jurisdiction. Note: Although a building permit may not be required, work is still subject to municipal code and zoning requirements, including but not limited to property setback requirements. Please contact the Building Dept. for more information.
Building Permits are not required for the following:
It is important to note that these building permit exemptions do not relieve an applicant of other requirements from the Planning Department and Public Works Department related to setbacks, floodplain regulations, critical areas, wetlands, native growth protection areas, etc.
State law requires that all building construction contractors be registered with the State of Washington. The exceptions to this requirement are stated on page two of the Affidavit in Lieu of Contractor Registration form (PDF).
If you would like to check if a contractor's license is active please visit the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries website.
Yes, a Business license is required in most cases. For more information please visit the Business License and Tax Department.