Development & Business Services

Development and Business Services is Closed to the Public

This closure effects Building, Planning, Public Works, Economic Development, Code Enforcement, and Fire operations.

Development and Business Services staff can assist you via email or phone the same as we would at the permit counter. All resources are available online, through email, or by phone.  As a safety precaution, our staff is working remotely.  If you're unable reach us, please leave a detailed message and allow 24-hours for a response.

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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 Area Requirements 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 departments of Community Development, Economic Development, the Fire Marshal's Office, and Public Works Development 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