Saturday, September 29, 2007

Code Compliance Contacts


Information as of Fall 2006



Auburn 253/931-3090

Permit Center

25 SW Main St.

Auburn, WA 98001

Bellevue 425/452-7157

Planning & Community Development

450 110th Ave NE

P.O. Box 90012

Bellevue, WA 98009

Bellingham 360/676-6550

Planning & Community Development

210 Lottie Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

Bothell 425/486-8152

Community Development

18305 101st Ave NE

Bothell, WA 98011

Des Moines 206/870-7576

Community Development

21630 11th Ave. S.,

Suite D

Des Moines, WA 98168

Edmonds 425/771-0220

Development Services

121 5th Ave. N.

Edmonds, WA 98020

Enumclaw 360/825-3593

Public Works Dept.

1309 Myrtle St.

Enumclaw, WA 98022

Everett 425/257-8810

Permit Services

3200 Cedar St.

Everett, WA 98201

Federal Way 253/835-2607

33325 8th Ave S.

P.O. Box 9718

Federal Way, WA 98063

Fife 253/922-2489

Community Development

5411 23rd St. E.

Fife, WA 98424

Gig Harbor 360/851-6170

Community Development

3510 Grandview St.

Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Issaquah 425/837-3100

Building Department

City Hall NW

1775 12th Ave NW

P.O. Box 1307

Issaquah, WA 98027-1307

Kent 253/856-5300

Permit Center

400 W. Gowe St.

Kent, WA 98032

King County 206/296-6600

Department of

Development and

Environmental Services,

900 Oaksdale Ave. SW

Renton, WA 98057

Kirkland 425/587-3600

Building Department

123 5th Ave.

Kirkland, WA 98033

Kitsap County 360/337-4925

Dept of Community Development

619 Division St.

Port Orchard, WA 98366

Lake Forest Park 206/368-5440

Building Department

17425 Ballinger Way NE

Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Lynnwood 425/670-6645

Community Development

19000 44th Ave W.

P.O. Box 5008

Lynnwood, WA 98046

Mercer Island 206/236-5300

Development Services

9611 S.E. 36th St.

Mercer Island, WA 98040

Mountlake Terrace 425/774-6267

Permit Center – Dept of Community Dev.

23204 58th W.

Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043

Mukilteo 425/355-4141

Building Department

4480 Chennault Beach Rd.

Mukilteo, WA 98275

Olympia 360/753-8314

Permits & Inspections

837 7th Ave. S.E.

Olympia, WA 98501

Port Angeles 360/417-4750

Community Development

321 E. 5th St.

Port Angeles, WA 98362

Puyallup 253/864-4165

Development Services – Building Division

1100 39th Ave SE

Puyallup, WA 98374

Redmond 425/556-2493

Planning & Comm. Dev – Building Div.

15670 N.E. 85th St.

Redmond, WA 98052

Renton 425/430-7200

Planning/Building – Development Services

1055 S. Grady Way

Renton, WA 98055

Seattle 206/684-8600

Dept. of Planning and Development

710 2nd Ave.,

Suite 200

Seattle, WA 98104

Skagit County 360/336-9410

Planning & Development Services

1800 Continental Place

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Snohomish County 425/388-3411


Planning & Development Services

3000 Rockefeller Ave.

Everett, WA 98201-4046

Spokane 509/625-6300

Building Department

808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd

Spokane, WA 99201

Tacoma 253/591-5030

Land Use / Permits

747 Market St.

3rd Floor

Tacoma, WA 98402

Tukwila 206/431-3670

Department of Community Development

6300 Southcenter Blvd.

Suite 100

Tukwila, WA 98188

Vancouver 360/696-8105

Development Review – Permit Center

1313 Main St.

Vancouver, WA 98668

Whatcom County 360/676-6907

Planning and Development Svcs.

Building Services Division

5280 Northwest Road

Bellingham, WA 98227


Anchorage 907/343-8301

Development Services

4700 S. Bragaw St.

Anchorage, AK 99507

Fairbanks 907/459-6720

Building Department

800 Cushman Street

Fairbanks, AK 99701

Juneau 907/586-0770

Community Development Department

155 S. Seward St.

Juneau, AK 99801

NOTE: For names and telephone numbers for building officials of

cities and counties not listed, go to

Sunday, September 23, 2007

35 Years Ago: Puget Sound Chapter 1972

Beginning in September 1972, the normal Puget Sound Chapter meeting location was changed to the AGC Building on Westlake Ave. The price of dinner was increased to $5.50, but free parking and 8-oz. top sirloin steaks on the menu kept complaints to a minimum.

A Lively Crowd Gathers During the Social Hour at a 1972 Puget Sound Chapter ASHRAE Meeting

1972-73 Meeting Topics
  • Trends & Developments in Construction Manager Contracts
  • Sizing Control Valves for Hydronic Systems
  • Total Building Automation
  • Contractor Use of Computers (see below)
  • Navy Surface Effect Ship
  • Rod Chandler, KOMO Television
  • Northwest & National Energy Problems
  • Variable Air Volume Systems
  • Computerized Building Automation

Before the Internet and Chapter Blogs…

For rapid communication, a telephone committee was established to contact one member from each page of the 1972-73 Roster & Directory who would then call all remaining members listed on his page. The Punch List article announcing this plan asked “when will ‘Ma Bell’ come up with a computerized call system for this sort of thing?”

To reduce cost overruns, dinner meeting reservations were started in 1972 with a postage-paid reply card included in the Punch List. Those who waited too late to mail the reservation could phone in a reservation by calling AT 4-1424.

Reception Committee members Dick Phalen (later to become Chapter President, 1981-82) and Joe Schauff put away dinner receipts for safe keeping after a precise prediction of meeting attendance from the new meeting reservation system.

Contractors' Early Use of Computers
The December 1972 meeting topic was "Contractor Use of Computers". Bob Bowlin (a recent panelist at the September 2007 Puget Sound Chapter meeting on commissioning) and Dwight Specker discussed advantages of using computers on the job.

It was noted “the vast unknown and lack of faith” make many contractors and engineers wary of computer use. However, both presenters discussed the tremendous time savings from using their computer for administrative tasks such as client billing and pay-roll as well as for engineering load calculations.

The presenters highly recommended the WANG computer, at a cost of $5,000 to $20,000 depending on selected add-on features.

An early-70s era WANG computer system