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Welcome to the City of Mount Vernon's Online Permit Center

Our Department is actively adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we can continue to provide services to Residents, Business Owners and Developers that are consistent with Governor Inslee’s "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" orders.  

Even though City Hall is closed to the public we are still able to accept, process, issue, and inspect some development activities as outlined below:

  • Many of the permits our Department processes are already available on-line through this Permit Portal. 
  • Applicant’s wishing to submit a permit that is not currently allowed to be submitted through this Permit Portal need to contact one of our Permit Technicians at:  360-336-6214 or PermitTech@mountvernonwa.gov.  Our Permit Technicians will provide you with instructions on uploading your permit and its associated materials to our FTP site.  Once these permits are received via the FTP site they will be processed in the same way a permit received across our counter would be.  
  • Inspections for work consistent with Governor Inslee's orders** will be conducted/accomplished through a new Virtual Inspection Process utilizing Skype. Applicants will request their inspection over our SmartGov Permit Portal. Click HERE to view step-by-step instructions on how to complete a Virtual Inspection once it has been scheduled.  
  • All Pre-Application Meetings will be held virtually via video and audio conferencing software.

** Click HERE to be directed to the COVID-19 website created and updated by the State.  This website is your best resource regarding what can be open and closed and the types of work that can continue.  Click HERE to be directed to a page on this website where you can fill out and submit a form directly to the State to assist you in determining whether or not an activity is prohibited or not.

PLEASE ALLOW 24 BUSINESS HOURS AFTER SUBMITTING A PERMIT TO RECEIVE AN E-MAIL RESPONSE REGARDING THE STATUS OF YOUR PERMIT APPLICATION.

PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR A PERMIT YOU MUST REVIEW THE APPLICATION INFORMATION FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE IDENTIFIED AS 'DOCUMENTS' FOR THE TYPE OF PERMIT YOU INTEND TO SUBMIT.

Do not submit Public Records Requests through this site.  If you wish to submit a public records request you can do so by clicking HERE.

What can you do on this site?

  • Apply for certain permits 
  • Submit drawings and other documents for review 
  • Pay permit fees 
  • Request an inspection 
  • Lookup pending applications, issued permits, and inspection results 
  • Review parcel information  

You will need a user access code to schedule or view any inspections you have submitted.

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