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Building Department

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Location:   13414 W Sunset Highway
Hours:        Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

**NEW**     INSPECTION LINE    (509) 850-9364    **NEW**

Purpose

The Building Department is responsible for building code enforcement and permit issuance within city limits.  Different types of commercial, residential, fire safety, and public works projects require a permit to be obtained prior to beginning any type of work. 

Information is provided through highlighted links to assist you.

Why Are Permits Required

Permits and inspections are necessary, it's a health and safety issue!

  • Permitting allows code professionals to reduce potential hazards from unsafe  
    construction.
  • Mandatory inspections act as a system of checks and balances focused on code
    compliance.

It's also a financial issue - at several levels.

  • Proper permitting helps protect property values.
  • Property insurers may not cover damages caused by work done without permits and
    inspections.
  • Disclosure of any improvements or repairs is required as to whether permits and
    inspections were obtained.
  • Financial institutions may withhold funding without proof of a final inspection and a Certificate of Occupancy.
  • Non-permitted work may be subject to removal at the owner's expense as well as penalty fees assessed.


Before starting a project, check if a permit is required.

Technical Review

ALL COMMERCIAL PROJECTS ARE REQUIRED to schedule a Technical Review Pre-application meeting with the City.  For information pertaining to the Pre-application process, see Pre-application Meeting Checklist.

Design Criteria

If you are an architect, engineer, or design professional and need information concerning Geographical Design Criteria utilized within the City of Airway Heights.

Permit Checklists

Checklists are available for Commercial/Multifamily, Residential, Manufactured Home Placement, and Public Works as a guideline for permit submittal requirements. These checklists were designed to assist as well as expedite the permitting process.
Commercial and Multi-Family Permit Checklist
Residential Permit Checklist
Manufactured Home Placement Permit Checklist
Public Works Permit Checklist

Permit Applications, Forms, and Guidelines

For a printable copy of applications, forms and guidelines, please see our Permit Forms page.

Business License

Business owners as well as contractors seeking to operate or perform work within city limits
are required to obtain a business license from the City of Airway Heights. You may apply for a
48-hour, 30-day or annual license.  Annual licenses run January 1st to December 31st of the calendar year in which they are purchased.

Opening a Business in the City of  Airway Heights Flow Chart
City Business License Application

Local Utilities

For a list of local utilities providing service within the City of Airway Heights, please go to our Utilities page.  

Call Before You Dig - one call utility locate service or dial 811 for locates in the State of Washington.


Fee Schedules

Please contact Building Staff for information concerning permit fees related to your proposed project.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQ's page or by
contacting building staff.

Other Informational Links

Additional information is provided through website links on our Links page.

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Staff

Cindy Reddekopp, Senior Building Inspector                                     
creddekopp@cawh.org     

Phone:     (509) 244-5514                             
Mailing Address:    
1208 S Lundstrom Street 
Fax:     (509) 413-1382    Airway Heights, WA 99001 
                     
Inspection Line  (509) 850-9364

 

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