The City of Lynnwood is scaling back inspection services in response to the Governor’s March 23, 2020 Stay-at-Home Order and the March 25, 2020 clarification Memo (see attached). The City will continue to provide inspections for essential projects and emergency conditions as described in the Order.
Protecting the health and safety of city staff and the public is the priority in the delivery of inspection services.
To implement the executive order, staff from Development and Business Services, Fire, Public Works Departments will be performing inspections for commercial projects that are identified as essential, and for any work that is emergency repair, replacement, or maintenance. Other inspections of single-family and multi-family residential construction will not be performed, including new construction, additions, and remodels.
EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS FOR WHICH WE WILL PROVIDE INSPECTIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
Emergency Repair, Replacement & Maintenance
Water service, sewer, storm drainage & flood prevention, furnace, heat pump, electrical systems (service, etc.), water heater, fire sprinkler, fire alarm, plumbing, weather protection, & structural. Exception: If the inspection requires entry into an occupied dwelling, please note the situation within your inspection request and contact the office at permits@LynnwoodWA.gov or 425-670-5400 between 8:00 - 10:00 am for a determination on whether the inspection can and should be performed or postponed to a later date.
Residential (single-family & multi-family)
- Utility disconnections from essential public works facilities, such as the public water, sewer, or drainage systems
Commercial (not including multi-family)
- Drug stores & grocery stores
- Retail supplying essential sectors
- Schools (public & private childcare through college)
- Government buildings (state & local)
- Emergency services
- Data and telecommunication systems
- Water, wastewater, stormwater
- Transportation / mass transit
- Or other similar facilities and operations specifically and clearly called out in the Governor’s Order