Express Building Permit


The City of Kennewick offers an Express Permit program for projects that meet pre-specified qualifications. With the owner / applicant's active participation and appropriate design professionals in the review process, our goal is to issue permits at the conclusion of the plan review meeting.


Express Permits have a 20% convenience fee associated with them. Our plans examiners will meet individually with you and your design team to review the code requirements of their respective fields. This provides the opportunity to make any changes necessary in order to make on-the-spot revisions to the plan set to bring designs into full code compliance.

Express Permitting is only available for the following types of projects:
  • Express Permit - Tenant Improvements
  • Express Permit - New Single Family Residences
Additional Express Permits will be added to the program as staff resources allow.