Community Development

Our mission is to provide the most reliable, efficient and friendly customer service to our citizens and stakeholders by making sure essential public health and safety needs are met.  We are dedicated to being pro-active and providing a balanced approach to growth through effective planning, building and permitting while maintaining and promoting the city’s goals and policies in the Comprehensive Plan. The department provides solution oriented services to the community through the application of professional planning and inspection skills, adopted plans, and standards which facilitate the growth of the local economy, enhance the quality of life and preserve the natural environment for current and future generations.

To achieve this, we are committed to:

  • Managing change in ways that maintain or improve Monroe’s character and quality
  • Improving the Downtown as a focal point of the community by providing dining, cultural entertainment and housing options.
  • Protecting our citizens by ensuring the safety and welfare of those who live and work in Monroe by regulating the construction, use, and occupancy of buildings and structures.
  • Implementing recreational, economic and tourist opportunities.

Inspection Requests - Effective June 8, 2020

The City is currently conducting building inspections. Please note the following:

• All job site shall comply with COVID-19 Job Site Requirements

• Building inspection hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (Approximate times: 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 3pm). City staff will attempt to conduct inspects within 24 hours of the request; however, response times may be longer due to limited staffing. 

• No inspections will be done on Fridays.

• Plans may be submitted online—visit http://www.monroewa.gov/93/Permitting

To schedule your Building, Fire and Public Works permit inspection online, please select from the options below.  Please note that the cut off time for inspection requests is 4 p.m.

PERMIT SUBMITTAL OPTIONS:

For Building, Engineering, and Fire Department permit submittals and information on uploading permit documents: building@monroewa.gov

For Land Use/Development permit submittals and information on uploading permit documents: landuse@monroewa.gov.