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 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 - Commercial Tenant Improvements (convenience fee: 30% of permit fee or $400, which ever is greater)
  • Express Permit - New Single Family Residences (convenience fee: 20% of permit fee)
  • Express Permit - Miscellaneous Residential (factory sheds over 200 sq. ft.; engineered pole buildings; stick built shops and sheds; decks, patios and pergolas; additions and remodels) (convenience fee: 20% of permit fee or $150, which ever is greater) 

Express Permit Applications