Community Planning & Development
The Community Planning & Development (CPD) department reviews all permits for land use and private development.
CPD is responsible for:
- Long range and comprehensive planning
- Land Use policy advice to the Planning Commission and City Council
- Land Use permits
- Development permits and inspections
- Tree permits and inspections
CPD is committed to preserving the unique island environment while encouraging sensitive and quality development.
*NOTE - We have a new City Business Licensing system here BLS Website. If you are trying to get a permit and have not renewed through this system your license may have expired 12/31/19, and you will not be able to get your permit until you renew your business license.*
Contact a Permit Tech:
Contact the Planner of the Day:
Permit Counter Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
NOTE: On Mercer Island, the allowed Hours of Work for construction projects are: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays), and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. No work may be performed on Sunday and holidays. Please see MICC 8.24.020 for further information.