Welcome to the Grant County Building Department

Grant County is committed to ensuring that our built environment is regulated to the extent that provides minimum requirements to safeguard the public safety, health and general welfare in our homes, schools, public and private structures, agricultural buildings and a variety of other structures

On a daily basis we all have a reasonable expectation that the structures we live or work in or use for shopping, entertainment or other purposes, meet minimum standards structurally, for fire/life safety, for health and comfort.  The majority of the time this expectation is subconscious, we simply expect that we can enter and exit buildings safely, that smoke detection and automatic sprinklers are installed and operable where required, and that buildings won't just collapse around us.

To that end, the Grant County Building Department enforces the provisions of RCW 19.27, the Washington St. Building Code and employs International Code Council certified building inspectors and plans examiners to ensure that construction documents are reviewed and demonstrate conformance with the code, that permits are issued and inspections are conducted throughout the various phases of construction so that the end result is to provide buildings that may be used safely and securely by current and future generations.

We look forward to assisting you and will be happy to provide any additional or specific information not referenced herein.




The Building Department's function is to implement and enforce regulations relating to the design, construction, use and occupancy of buildings and structures located within this jurisdiction, along with the plumbing and mechanical associated with those structures.

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457 1st Avenue NW

Ephrata, WA 98823

(509) 754-2011

Special Notes


Requirements for applying, permitting, construction and inspections are subject to change at any time based on local, state and federal law or policy, building code cycles and such.  What was required or allowed last year may be different next year.


All information provided to you with your application, permit and plans are important. Please be sure to thoroughly familiarize yourself with the information provided as you (the applicant) are responsible to meet all requirements.

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