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City of Newcastle COVID-19 Procedures
Updated June 26, 2020

- Building Permit Applications and Inspections -

The following provisions will ensure that construction activity in the City of Newcastle complies with Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Washington approach to Phased Reopening and his associated Phase 2 Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements (hereafter referred to as “Governor’s Order”).

Acceptance of Building Permit Applications: Building Permit Applications will be accepted for all permit types.

Issuance of Building Permits: Building Permit issuance will be contingent upon the applicant submitting a signed Safe Start Construction Attestation that documents compliance with the Governor’s Order.

Inspection Limitations: Our inspector will make determinations whether inspections can occur on site or must be conducted remotely. Remote inspections will be conducted via Google Duo. Please schedule regular inspections through You will be notified if a remote inspection will be necessary.

Due to COVID-19, City Hall is closed until further notice. Please reach out via email or use the Virtual Planning Counter.

For general planning questions, please email

General Forms and Handouts 

Fee Schedule 
Code Alternate Request Form
• Deck Permit Submittal Checklist
Wet Season Construction Request
Submittal Cover Sheet
• Sample Site Plan and Elements Checklist (New Single-Family Homes)
• Sample Site Plan (Basic Projects)
• Tenant Improvement Permit Checklist 
• Electronic Document Submittal Requirements
Temporary Outdoor Dining Application


All applicants must fill out a Master Land Use Application

Binding Site Plan Supplemental Application
• Accessory Dwelling Unit Application
• Alteration/Vacation of Subdivision Application
• Boundary Line Adjustment Application
• Clearing and Grading Permit Application
• Comprehensive Plan Amendment Application 
• Conditional Use Permit Application
• Development Agreement Form
• Engineering Review Permit
Final Planned Unit Development Application
Final Short Plat Application
Final Subdivision Plat Application
Home Occupation Application
Mobile Food Permit Application
Preliminary Planned Unit Development Application
Preliminary Short Plat Application
Preliminary Subdivision Development Application
• Reasonable Use Exception Application (Private Projects)
• Reasonable Use Exception Application (Public Projects)
Residential Condominium Binding Site Plan Application
• State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist
• Site Plan Application
• Temporary Use Permit Application
• Variance Application
• Wireless Communication Facilities Permit Application

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