City of Lake Stevens Public Works

Public works plays a major role in the function and operation of city services, including repairing traffic lights and signs, updating and managing stormwater collection systems and ponds, and maintaining roads and parks. If you need to reach the Public Works department with a problem or question during business hours, please call (425) 377-3231. For Public Works emergencies after hours, please call 9-1-1

Permit Status allows you to view the status of current and previously issued permits. You may find information by searching by Permit Number or Address.

Upload Portal

Follow the steps below to upload your file to the city.

Once registered you may login and request an inspection for your permits.
Apply Online for Permit
Apply for a Right-Of-Way permit Online.

Who can apply?

You must be either the property owner, an agent of the owner, or a Washington State licensed contractor.

Types of permits available to be applied for online

  • Public Works Right of Way Permits

All work is subject to field inspections by the City of Lake Stevens inspectors.

How to apply online for a permit

  • First time users must create an online account before you can log-in. (see the link to register at the top of the page)
  • Log-in and follow the prompts to fill in the required information on the application.
  • Submit your application (this emails the application to City staff for a quick review).
  • Watch for a return email letting you know that your application has been approved within 2 business days.
  • Log back in and use your MasterCard or Visa to process and provide payment.
  • Print a copy of your emailed permit packet to have on-site and available for inspectors.
  • See “Inspections” to schedule an inspection online and view the calendar of scheduled inspections to see what time yours is scheduled for.

My Permits allows you as a user to setup and track permits you are interested in. From the Permit Information screen you click on the button at the top right to add or remove that permit from this list.