Kirkland Implements New Permit Tracking System

No permits issued March 30, system goes live April 2

On Monday, April 2, 2012, the City of Kirkland will put into operation the largest software implementation in its history.  For the past 24 years, construction, land use, fire, right-of-way permits and business licenses have been tracked in system that was based on older technology.  The new system, EnerGov, provides much more robust features that will make the permit application, review, and issuance process for applicants and city development services staff easier and faster.  In order for the system to go live, the City’s Fire, Building, Planning, Public Works and Business License departments will not accept nor issue permits on Friday, March 30, 2012.  Since Kirkland’s new permit system will be integrated with its online permitting portal,, the portal will be unavailable from Thursday, March 29 at 5 p.m. until Monday, April 2 at 12 p.m.


The new permit tracking system is dynamically linked with the City’s GIS system, hosts historical permit data for the customer to see, and allows for customers to call in to schedule inspections and check the status of a permit.  Much of the administrative requirements for processing a permit will now be automated, saving staff time.


Permit applicants are asked to be patient with development services and business license staff as the transition is made to the new system.  For more information, contact Tom Phillips, Building Official, City of Kirkland, at 425-587-3604 or