Commercial Permits

Why is a permit required?

Building code permits help protect public safety, health and general welfare. The plan review and inspection process helps the permit holder to verify compliance with the current minimum requirements including but not limited to adequate light and ventilation, basic sanitation, energy conservation, fire and life safety, and structural strength and stability.

When is a permit required?

A commercial building permit is generally required when changes or alterations are made to a commercial and/or multi-family building or when any new construction is undertaken. Electrical, mechanical and plumbing work also require permits. A permit may also be required to turn utilities back on after a fire. Our 'Construction Exempt from Building Permit' guide provides a reference for basic exemptions.

All projects, whether they need a permit or not, must comply with the adopted building codes and regulations and the Swinomish Tribal Code.

Many projects require a commercial building permit. If you're not sure if a permit is required, please contact the Planning Office by emailing or calling (360) 466-7280.

Affidavit of Construction Cost
Building (new, remodel, addition)
Excavation and Grading
Land Clearing
Major Development
Mechanical and Plumbing
Shorelines and Sensitive Areas
TEPA Environmental Checklist
Other Environmental permits
Tideland Lease
Lot Line Adjustment Application
Permit Application Policy Form
Commercial Permit Submittal Requirements (coming soon)
Site Plan Requirements
Construction Exempt from Building Permit

Schedule of Fees

How we work with Skagit County

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and Skagit County was adopted in 1998. The MOU represents the good faith commitments between the Tribe and County for the administration of cooperative land use planning and regulation. PDF_icon_sm Download the MOU policy

Commercial Permits


Main Phone (360) 466.7280
Fax (360) 466.1615
Inspections (360) 466.7310

Wendi Martin
Permit Technician
(360) 466.1634

Rebecca Villaluz
Associate Planner
(360) 466.7309

Robert Huitt
Associate Planner
(360) 707.8358

Tara Satushek
Planning Manager
(360) 466.5318

Zam DeShields
Planning Director


11367 Moorage Way
LaConner, WA 98257


Mon-Wed | 8-6 PM
Thurs |
8-5:30 PM