Community Development Building Services

Building permits are required for new construction and most alterations to existing buildings in the City of La Center.

Our Community Development team is here to provide quality services to the community in a manner that is comprehensive, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful. Community Development is responsible for enforcing the City’s building and specialty codes, as well as permitting and inspections. From examining plans to maintaining construction records, this department ensures the safety and wellbeing of the citizens of La Center.

Questions: If you’re not sure about something, please contact us first, before commencing activities.

Building Inspections

Inspection Number: 360-263-6702

Inspections must be requested by voicemail to the Building Inspection Phone Line; 360-263-6702 When requesting an inspection, please provide the following information.

  • Permit Number
  • Site Address
  • Type of Inspection
  • If it is a time sensitive inspection (i.e. concrete), please indicate what time the work is scheduled If you have additional questions about how to schedule inspections, please feel free to contact the Building Department at 360-263-7665.


New Single Family Residence Building Packet

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Master Residential Building Application

For use on all Residential Permits (Plumbing, Mechanical, Sheds, etc.)

Master Commercial Building Application

For use on all Commercial Permits (Plumbing, Mechanical, Sheds, etc.)

Meet our Team

Public Works Director, P.E., Bryan Kast
Building Official, John Wilson
Office phone: 360-263-2701  |  Cell phone: 360-836-9651
Permit Technician, Jessica Nash