Community Development Building Services

COVID19 Governor's Proclamation

  • La Center Order Implementing Governor Proclamation
  • 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 Building Permit Approval


    The following is a single family building permit checklist of what you will need to provide us:
    • One (1) completely filled out and signed Master Residential Permit Application.
    • Two (2) copies of the building plans, with dimensions, elevations, structural calculations if non-perscriptive, parking access and landscaping.
    • Provide any additional required supporting information including geotechnical report, foundation engineering and lateral analysis, if applicable.
    • Two (2) copies of a site plan with a vicinity map. Site plan should be to scale, show relationship of proposed structure to existing structures and features and utilities; distances to property lines; show driveways and access with dimensions.
    • Two (2) copies of a dimensioned site plan showing drainage and erosion control measures.
    • One (1) completed Erosion Control Permit Application.
    • One (1) completed Sewer Connection Application.
    • One (1) Right-of-Way Permit Application.

    Meet our Team

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