Request an Inspection



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.


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 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) 

  • Hospitals/healthcare/medical
  • 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 

Inspections are scheduled through the DBS Online Portal.  Before you request an inspection:

  • Verify the work is complete, pre-tested, uncovered and accessible
  • Have a copy of approved plans, permits and other paperwork on site


Step 1.Login or Register 

Click Login to login or register a new account in the DBS Online Portal

To register a new account, enter an email address and password and click Register.  Follow the prompts to register a new account.

Step 2.Find your Permit

Click Search from main menu.  Change the search criteria from "Search: All" to "Search: Permits"

Enter the numerical portion of your permit number.  For example, if you permit number is ELEC-012345-2016, enter 12345.

Select your permit number from the search results list

Step 3.Schedule your Inspection

Scroll to the bottom of your permit page and click Inspection.  Select the the inspection(s) you are requesting.

Select an inspection date.  Please note that inspection requests must be made before 6:00 PM on the business day prior to the desired inspection date. Due to the nature of inspections, specific times cannot be guaranteed.  The inspector may show up at any time during the day that the inspection was scheduled. 

Click Submit to complete your request.  

Schedule an Inspection