Community Development

Welcome to the Community Development Department where we offer services to people considering or involved in the development of land and buildings within our City. These services include providing information, permits, land use review, and inspections for a range of development activities related to building and fire safety, civil construction and land use.

Our goal is to effectively assist clients in maintaining, improving and developing their properties consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and other adopted community standards.

For information on current commercial and residential development projects, view our Development Activity Report.

Non-emergency code violations may be reported via Covington Connects
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Interactive Development Map

Information on commercial & residential projects:

  • Go to City of Covington website:
  • Scroll to the Popular Links section.
  • Click Interactive Development Map.

Information & documents on permits & land use projects:

  • Go to Citizens Connect: Permits.CovingtonWA.Gov/Citizen.
  • Scroll to the Search for a Permit section.
  • Search by address or permit number.
  • Schedule an inspection

Planning & permitting inquiries:

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Citizen Connect

Apply Online – Use Citizens Connect:

  • Go to Citizens Connect: Permits.CovingtonWA.Gov/Citizen.
  • Apply for an-Apply online for building, mechanical, or plumbing permits.
  • Look up a permit
  • Make a payment
  • Upload a document

Apply for Permits In-Person - By Appointment Only:
Permit Counter Hours:
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schedule your appointment:
Call:(253) 480-2400, dial 0 to speak with a receptionist.