See what the pending 2021 code changes could mean for you by clicking this linkThe Northwest Building Department Regional Cooperative (NWBRC) has created code update fliers to assist you with the upcoming code changes. 

The goal of the Permit Division is to assist the public by providing an efficient and stream-lined process as well as prompt and courteous service. Permit staff is responsible for maintaining and updating information in order to assist citizens in understanding and applying the permitting regulations provided by the Monroe Municipal Code.


(Permitting for Planning, Building, and Engineering)


The permitting department will be open for in-person customer service and remotely on the days listed below.  Although electronic permit application submittals are the preferred route, the city will be providing citizens the opportunity for in-person meetings to assist them. To speak with a representative for Development Review Services or to make a submittal appointment, please call (360) 863-4501.

In-Person Customer Service Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm**
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

**Closed 12:00pm – 1:00pm for lunch


Please see the attached general requirements that outline the minimum submittal standards for electronic reviews.  

Our primary source for receiving  project submittals that do not exceed 20 megabytes, is email. You can email the permit and documents directly to the applicable email address above. 

For lager files we use ShareFile. To request a link to upload your documents to, you can use the email addresses above. This link will be active for 180 days and can be used to upload new permits and revisions as well.


  1. Visit our website here  to pay by credit card (you will be assessed a 3.25% fee in addition to the permit fee OR you can pay by bank account for no additional fee). You must have the amount and permit application number(s) for reference.
  2. A check, made out to the City of Monroe, can be sent in the mail to City Hall at 806 W Main St Monroe, WA 98272 - Attn: Permit Center with reference to application # provided.


Click here to access Building, Land Use, Engineering and Fire Department application packets.  If you have questions with regards to the specifics of the Monroe Municipal Code, permits, project status or project updates, please feel free to contact us at (360) 863-4501. If you’re not able to locate a specific application type, please contact the Permit Center. 

Please note: Fence permit applications are located under Engineering permit applications.