Community Development

The departments, divisions and staff in the various planning and development services strive to preserve and enhance the quality of life of Bothell citizens by providing sound and efficient management of the City's overall land use planning program and to develop mechanisms for City Council to utilize in managing and guiding growth when considering land use changes and the development of the City.

Principles of Development Service

  • Every permit is important
  • Our services are predictable, efficient and understandable
  • We offer multiple services under one line of business
  • We are facilitators of good development
  • Our word is our bond


Development News

Promoting Awareness Through Building Safety Month

During the month of May, the City of Bothell is participating in Building Safety Month (BSM), founded by the ICC (International Code Council)Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong and efficient system of code enforcement and a well-trained, professional workforce to maintain the system.

Our goal is to educate Bothell homeowners and business owners about:
  • what code officials' duties are and how to enter into the industry
  • building design solutions for seniors
  • preparing for natural disasters and 
  • the beneficial impact technology has in the building industry.

More information about Building Safety Month 


On-line Inspection Scheduling

Effective May 1, 2017
On-line inspection scheduling is available through

If you have questions or need assistance, please call our office at (425) 806-6400.