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Permit Status Search

Check the status of a Fire Permit issued by the City of Seattle. To execute a search, just enter a partial Name and/or Address in the form below.

Name: Individual or Company name under which the Permit was issued.
Address: Where the business activity occurs that is covered by the Permit

SEARCH TIPS: Use abbreviations for Addresses as follows:
   -- Street = ST, Avenue = AV, Way = WY, Directions = N, S, NW, SE, etc.
   -- Do not use a period (".") after abbreviations.
   -- Examples: E PINE ST or 1234 56 AV S or 1234 NE CodeRed RD



Each permit and permit application will have a permit status assigned to it depending on where it is in the approval process. The status categories and their descriptions are as follows:

Processing - Permit application information and fee payment are being entered into the database and a file is being created by Permit Unit staff.

Pending -  Permit application is waiting to be assigned to an inspector.

Inspection -  Permit application has been assigned to an inspector and the inspector has started actively inspecting the facility for compliance with Fire Code provisions.

Operations -  Permit application has been forwarded to your local engine company for inspection and approval.

F6/NOV -  Written notification of the corrections that are necessary before the permit can be issued has been forwarded to the applicant.

Approved Haz Mat - The inspector has approved the permit for issuance.

Issued - An annual permit has been issued and is in the first year.

Renewal - An annual permit has been renewed for the current year.

Renewal Sent - An invoice for renewal of an annual permit has been forwarded to the permit holder but payment has not yet been received.

Compliance - There has been difficulty in gaining compliance and compliance action has been initiated in order to resolve the issues.

Cancel -  An annual permit has been cancelled.

Permit information is updated daily. If you have any questions about the status of a permit or application please contact the Permit Unit at (206) 386-1450.