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Permits

Permits

PERMITS OVERVIEW


Renton RFA’s Office of the Fire Marshal is responsible for working with residents, businesses, and the City to issue permits relating to new and updated commercial and residential construction, special events, food trucks, and more. Permitting is an essential part of what the Office of the Fire Marshal does to ensure the health and safety of our community. It is part of the process of seeing that buildings meet the fire and life safety standards of the State of Washington and the City of Renton.

The various permits we provide can be broken up into four categories: Commercial Construction, Residential Construction, Special, and Operational. Click below for information and forms within any of these categories.

For Commercial Construction Permits, an appointment must be made in advance to submit permit applications and plans for review.  Please call the City of Renton Permit Center at 425-430-7200 to schedule intake at Renton City Hall, 1055 South Grady Way, 6th Floor. 

NO paper documents are accepted at the City of Renton Permit Center.  All documents must be submitted in electronic format.  See City of Renton Electronic File Standards.

Residential Construction Permits, Special Permits, and most Operational Permits are available over-the-counter without an appointment at the Office of the Fire Marshal permit counter at Fire Station 14, 1900 Lind Avenue SW in Renton.  Because an inspection is necessary, Mobile Food Facility Permit applications do require an appointment.  The permit counter is open Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Closed on holidays.  Hard copy submittals are accepted.  Alternatively, submittals may be emailed to tdauenhauer@rentonrfa.org. or mailed to Renton Regional Fire Authority, 18002 108th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98055.  No commercial construction permit submittals are accepted at the Office of the Fire Marshal.

CONSTRUCTION PERMIT GUIDELINES


Commercial construction permits are processed by appointment only through the City of Renton Permit Center, located at Renton City Hall, 1055 South Grady Way, 6th Floor. Customer service hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call (425) 430-7200 to make an appointment. More information is available online at: City of Renton Permit Center

Plan review fees are required at the time of application. See the City of Renton Fee Schedule.

Residential construction permits are NOT processed through the City of Renton Permit Center. These applications may be submitted in person, with or without an appointment, at the permit counter at Fire Station 14, 1900 Lind Avenue SW, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on holidays. Hard copy submittals are accepted and permits are issued over-the-counter. Alternatively, submittals may be emailed to tdauenhauer@rentonrfa.org or mailed to Renton Regional Fire Authority, 18002 108th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98055. For more information or to make an appointment, call 425-430-7043 or email tdauenhauer@rentonrfa.org.

SPECIAL PERMITS


Special permits are approvals given to building or land occupants that meet specific standards or conditions in accordance with local zoning. Often times, business are required to carry special permits for the benefit of the community. These permits provide local agencies with information needed to safeguard residential neighborhoods from building or land uses that would have an adverse affect on the community at large, such as increased noise, odor, traffic, or fire and life safety hazards.

Applications for these permits may be submitted in person, with or without an appointment, at the permit counter at Fire Station 14, 1900 Lind Avenue SW, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Closed on holidays.  Hard copy submittals are accepted and permits are issued over-the-counter.  Alternatively, submittals may be emailed to tdauenhauer@rentonrfa.org. or mailed to Renton Regional Fire Authority, 18002 108th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98055.  For more information or to make an appointment, call 425-430-7043 or email tdauenhauer@rentonrfa.org.

OPERATIONAL PERMITS


Individuals and businesses wishing to pursue operations that are considered hazardous and pose a potential threat to public safety must obtain an Operational Permit before performing any hazardous operations. The permit process allows us the opportunity to inspect and asses the risk, as well as insure the operation is compliant with all fire codes. There are numerous ventures with hazardous conditions that require permitting. Below are the permits available within the City of Renton.

Applications for these permits may be submitted in person, with or without an appointment, at the permit counter at Fire Station 14, 1900 Lind Avenue SW, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on holidays. Hard copy submittals are accepted and permits are issued over-the-counter. Alternatively, submittals may be emailed to tdauenhauer@rentonrfa.org. or mailed to Renton Regional Fire Authority, 18002 108th Ave SE, Renton, WA 98055. For more information or to make an appointment, call 425-430-7043 or email tdauenhauer@rentonrfa.org.