Building Division

The Building Division of the Land Services Department is primarily responsible for conducting building construction plan review, issuing building permits and performing construction inspections associated with active building permits. The State of Washington requires all cities and counties enforce an assortment of construction-related codes and requirements, all of which are intended to establish a minimum standard of safety, health, efficiency and accessibility throughout the state.


A Building Permit is your authorization to begin construction.  Please do not forget to CALL FOR INSPECTIONS after the building permit is issued.  Your project will not be deemed complete and/or occupiable until all required inspections, including a final inspection, have been approved by a Stevens County Building Inspector, as documented on the Inspection Record.  Once the final inspection is approved, a Certificate of Occupancy or Certificate of Compliance will be issued.  


To request an inspection, please contact our office at (509) 684-8325 at least two working days in advance, as the daily inspection schedule fills very quickly.  Please have available the property owner's last name and job site address.  Inspections are scheduled for a particular day and not a particular time. If you would like to know the approximate time of your inspection, please contact our office between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. the morning of your inspection. The building inspectors usually leave the office shortly after 9:00 a.m.   If you call and are forwarded to our voice mail, please leave a message with your name and number and a Building Division staff member will return your call as soon as possible.  Please note:
contact with a building division staff member is required to schedule an inspection.