Building & Development Division


The Building and Development Division issues building permits in the unincorporated portions of Whitman County including structural plumbing and mechanical permits. Personnel perform plan review, building inspections and retain building records.

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Building Inspections
  • Building Permit Information
  • Building Permits
  • Building Records
  • Plan Review

Lead Regulations

Contact the Washington State Department of Commerce Lead Paint Program at 360-586-5323 (LEAD), visit the Department of Commerce website, or email the lead program before renovating or remodeling activities in pre-1978 residential buildings or child occupied facilities to ensure your compliance with applicable Washington lead regulations.

State Building Code Council Announcement - Update

At the State Building Code Council meeting on Jan. 8, 2021, the Council voted to extend the 2018 Code effective date to July 1, 2021. The Governor repealed this action, so the effective date will remain February 1, 2021. 

See the SBCC Announcement.

Building Permit Application & Tiny Houses