Building & Planning

Building & Planning


Building Department: The Town of Woodway’s building policies were developed to preserve the Town of Woodway’s natural and scenic character, park-like atmosphere, and the privacy of individual residences; to preserve and protect the existing and future neighborhoods through strict enforcement of the building regulations; and to allow for innovation and flexibility in the design of single family homes while preserving the character, natural environment including the urban forests, bluff, tidelands and stream corridors, and environmentally sensitive areas of the Town.

Permit counter hours:
Walk-ins: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
By appointment: Tuesday afternoons. All appointments must be made by close of business on Monday.

Please call Town Hall at (206) 542-4443 with questions or to make a permit appointment. 

Planning Department: As stated in the Comprehensive Plan, Woodway seeks to preserve its unparalleled physical setting and its compatible single family neighborhoods. The Town’s land use goals and policies outline the desire to preserve the character, natural environment and environmentally sensitive areas of the Town while being consistent with the requirements of State law and Town regulations.

Please see the land use permit procedures section of the Woodway Municipal Code for more detailed information.

The 2015 Comprehensive Plan update has been completed. The Town Council adopted the plan on June 1, 2015.

Staff Contact Information:

Tom Phillips
Building Official
(360) 668-9531 (evenings only)

Scott Dorrance
Building Inspector
(206) 528-2513 Inspection request line
(206) 790-6600 Mobile phone

Position open
Deputy Clerk/Permit Technician


Woodway contracts for engineering and planning services. Contact information and the consultant fee schedule is available at Town Hall.

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