Community Development Building Services

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 saftey and well being of the citizens of La Center.

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

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

Checklist for Residential Building Permits


The following is a Single Family Residence Building Packet that includes a checklist of what you will need to provide us:

Master Residential Building Application

The following is for use on all Residential Permits (Plumbing, Mechanical, Sheds, etc.)

Master Commercial Building Application

The following is for use on all Commercial Permits (Plumbing, Mechanical, Sheds, etc.)

Meet our Team

Public Works Director - Matt Jenkins
Civil Engineer, P.E./Construction Inspector, Tony Cooper
Building Official, Jim Perry - Office phone: 360-263-2701 - Cell phone: 360-836-9651