Building Department

Building and Code Compliance ensures that construction meets structural, safety and energy standards outlined in state and local ordinances. Staff is responsible for: 

  • Enforcement of the state construction codes: 
    • Building
    • Fuel Gas
    • Mechanical
    • Plumbing
    • Residential
  • The State Residential Energy Code, and the State Nonresidential Energy Code, as adopted by the city of East Wenatchee
  • City codes relating to flood hazard, nuisances and other local regulations

This responsibility includes review of building plans and issuance of permits for commercial and residential construction projects within the City and all related field inspections.

Code Enforcement

Code Compliance addresses areas of code enforcement pertaining to the abatement of public nuisances, and other violations as defined in City ordinances. Nuisances are defined in EWMC Chapter 8.20. The Code Compliance Officer reviews cases of alleged code violations and seeks compliance through a voluntary correction process.

  1. Building Permit
  2. Building Fee Schedule
  3. Mechanical/Plumbing Permit
  4. Building Documents

Any owner or owner's authorized agent who intends to do the following to a building or structure shall first take an application to the building official and obtain the required permit:

  • Alter
  • Construct
  • Demolish or Change the Occupancy
  • Enlarge
  • Move
  • Repair


Exemptions per City Code