The Building Division of the Land Services Department is responsible for issuing construction permits, conducting building plan review and performing building inspections. The State of Washington requires all cities and counties enforce an assortment of construction-related codes, all of which are intended to establish a minimum standard of safety, health, efficiency and accessibility throughout the state. Stevens County has only limited authority to modify the requirements of the state. Mandated regulations include building, fire, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical codes, as well as energy, ventilation, and barrier-free codes. Please be aware that the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries processes all electrical permits and performs all electrical inspections within the unincorporated area of Stevens County.
BUILDING CODE CHANGE!
THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE (AS AMENDED BY WASHINGTON STATE)
IS EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013.
ALL BUILDING PLANS SUBMITTED FOR PERMIT AFTER JUNE 30, 2013 WILL BE REVIEWED
UNDER THE UPDATED CODES. CONTACT THE BUILDING INSPECTORS FOR
CODE CHANGE INFORMATION AND AN UPDATED SUMMARY OF
RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CODE REQUIREMENTS.
To request an inspection, please contact our office at (509) 684-8325 two working days in advance. WE CAN N0 LONGER SCHEDULE FIELD INSPECTIONS EVERY DAY for the entire county and our schedule often fills very quickly during the spring/summer/fall months. If you call during non-office hours you may schedule an inspection by leaving your name, project address, contact phone number, type of inspection needed, and date for inspection. If you are interested in an approximate time for your inspection, please contact our office between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. the morning of your inspection.