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Development & Business Services is closed to the public.

Staff and services are available by phone or email.  Not sure who to contact?  Please leave only one message/email and we'll connect you with the correct person.  

Visit the online permitting portal at



Coronavirus (COVID-19) alert: 

The City of Lynnwood Development and Business Services office is closed to the public until further notice due to public health concerns related to COVID-19

Inspections are being performed with COVID-19 safety measures in place.

We will remain available during regular business hours via phone, email and postal mail. During this time, we encourage our community members to utilize our online resources.

Please note we may experience a higher volume of calls and emails. If you are unable to reach us, please leave a detailed message and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible, typically within 24 hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage people to stay safe and healthy by following guidelines from the Snohomish Health District.


Businesses planning events during the Washington Safe Start phased re-opening may use temporary signs or banners to advertise their re-opening. Here is a guide to the City’s requirements and limitations on these advertisements: Temporary Sign and Banner Guide(PDF, 174KB)



The City of Lynnwood is allowing restaurants to have new and expanded temporary outdoor dining areas during Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Governor's “Safe Start – Stay Health” plan. 

Restaurants that meet the Temporary Outdoor Dining Requirements(PDF, 240KB) must register with the City prior to operating temporary outdoor dining areas. Registration is free and instantaneousLearn more and register for Temporary Outdoor Dining.


Lynnwood Development & Business Services is home to the divisions of Permits & Inspections Services, Community Planning, Economic Development, the Fire Marshal's Office, and Development Engineering Services.  Our primary mission is to protect the lives and safety of the resident and visitors of Lynnwood.  In addition to enforcing all building safety code in a fair and considerate manner, we strive to enhance neighborhood quality of life, economic prosperity, and job creation citywide.  

Questions?  Contact us at 425-670-5400 or

Visit us at Development & Business Services 20816 44th Ave W, Ste 230  Lynnwood, WA  98036