What is exempt from a building permit?
The various building, mechanical and plumbing codes and ordinances adopted by the City of Ellensburg define certain activities and/or structures that are exempt from building permit requirements. While an activity may be exempt from building, mechanical and/or plumbing permit requirements there may be other local, federal and state permitting requirements. For example, the following still apply: Critical Areas protection, setbacks requirements, lot coverage requirements, parking, etc. Therefore, please contact the Community Development Department prior to initiating any work to ensure that you are complying with all applicable codes, regulations and ordinances.

For more information, view Building Permit Exemptions Bulletin BB-11

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1. What is exempt from a building permit?
2. Do I need a permit to replace windows, siding or roofing?
3. How do I schedule an inspection?
4. Do you own a covered commercial building over 50,000 square feet?
5. Can I convert my garage or basement into a bedroom?
6. What plans are required to submit for a permit?
7. What is required for a “site-plan?”
8. How long does it take to get a building permit?
9. Where can I view Public Notices?