David Bugher (253) 983-7739 • Fax (253) 512-2268 • DBugher@cityoflakewood.us
Assistant City Manager for Development/Community Development Director


Online Permitting System

The public now has a faster, more convenient method of meeting many of its permitting needs and zoning certification requests through an online permit system.

The online module allows users to run queries and view different permits for a specific property. Contractors can use the system to check the status of a permit. People can also schedule inspections online and check the status of the inspection request.

But that’s not all. The system allows users to apply and pay online  for the following:

  • Hot water tank replacement and furnace replacement (only if it is a like-for-like replacement)
  • Right of way permits
  • Business licensing (this includes renewing current, active licenses) (Note: Those applying for a new business, or renewing an expired license still have to print an application and bring it to City Hall, or apply directly at City Hall, 6000 Main Street SW).
  • Zoning certification/zoning determination: this can be requested for a specific parcel or land use. Attachments (if required) must be submitted via email to city staff, or brought into the development servicesc counter to make a complete application.

City of Lakewood Online Permitting System

Development Services Permits

Once you have determined that a development permit is required you will need to fill out the appropriate application and return it to the Services Counter in City Hall. 

Most applications contain fillable forms that can be filled in online.  NOTE: Must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open. 

Building Application Forms   Planning Application Packets   Public Works Applications/Forms

If you'd like more information about permits and other services click here.