The City’s permit center is located on the second floor of City Hall, 300 4th Street, Lynden, Washington. Office hours are from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. Monday through Friday. The City’s building professionals are readily available to assist you with your application for a variety of permits and explain the review process to you.

To help you get started you can download your applications here:

Building Permit Application

Residential Permit General Requirements

Street Obstruction Permit Application

Fence Permit Application

Fence & Accessory Building Permit Requirements

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RESIDENTIAL ADDITION/REMODEL PERMITS – LEAD BASED PAINT: To ensure your compliance with applicable Washington lead regulations, Contact the Washington State Dept. of Commerce Lead Paint Program at (360) 586-5323 (LEAD) or visit, or e-mail the lead program,  before renovating or remodeling activities in pre-1978 residential buildings or child occupied facilities.

If you are interested in obtaining other types of permits, or if you want to schedule an inspection or have questions; please contact our Building Department at (360) 354-3446.