Commercial Building Permits


Permits are required for any of the following commercial projects:

  • New commercial buildings or additions, including apartments, triplexes, and fourplexes
  • New accessory buildings
  • New commercial pools
  • Commercial remodels
  • Tenant improvements - interior alterations to commercial buildings or commercial accessory buildings
  • Change of use/occupancy - required for any new tenant to a commercial building space which would change the use or occupancy classification according to the current IBC.

Pre-Application Conferences

Prior to submitting a commercial building application, developers/contractors are required to submit a request for a pre-application conference with city staff. Items listed on the Submittal Checklist (see below) are provided at the commercial pre-application conference.


Please use the Online Permit Portal to complete commercial building applications. If you do NOT wish to use the online portal, application forms (PDFs) can be accessed below:

Fee payment 

  • Identify fees that need to be paid when an application is submitted; view current permit fees. Payments can be made by credit card or check. There is a 2.5% credit card/online convenience fee. Fees must be paid prior to the application being processed. View current permit fees (PDF).
  • Mail or walk the application and fees to:
    Spokane Valley City Hall
    10210 E Sprague Avenue
    Spokane Valley, WA 99206
  • Email materials to the Permit Center and call 509-720-5240 regarding fee payment.