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Building Resources and Links

Providing applicant's the resources to expedite their application and permitting process is our top priority.

2021 WSEC CHANGES

Do I need a building permit?

Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any gas, mechanical or plumbing system, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first submit a complete application to the City of Roslyn.

*INDIVIDUAL PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR EACH STRUCTURE BE CONSTRUCTED, ALTERED, ENLARGED, REPAIRED, MOVED OR DEMOLISHED. FOR EXAMPLE A HOUSE AND DETACHED GARAGE REQUIRES TWO (2) PERMIT SUBMITTALS.

SUBMITTING A SUCCESSFUL PERMIT APPLICATION

Current Review Timelines for COMPLETE Applications

Updated September 13, 2023

(All time lines are estimates ONLY and subject to change at anytime)

Preliminary Site Analysis                                                        7.25 Weeks

Architectural Design Review                                                     8.5 Weeks

Building Permit Review                                                             9.0 Weeks

TOTAL (new construction)                                                       24.5 Weeks

                                                                                                                                          Approximately 6 months

Trade Permits (Plumbing, Mechanical, LPG, Re-roof etc.)            24 hrs. or Less

Short Term Rental Permit                                                       4-6 Weeks

Right of Way Use/Construction                                               4-6 Weeks

The City of Roslyn Standards and Guidelines for Preservation, Rehabilitation, Restoration, and Reconstruction of Historic Properties

ROSLYN PLANNING AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION REVIEW
 

Roslyn traces its history to the extraction of rich deposits of coal under the city and surrounding areas. The original establishment of Roslyn by the Northern Pacific Coal Company and the dramatic rise and fall of the coal industry has created a city that retains much of its original fabric. Roslyn is rich in cultural and architectural history, recognized by its National Historic District designation. No single attribute characterizes Roslyn's historic and cultural importance. Rather it is a unique combination of history, development, geography, culture and economics that have created a place unique to Washington State and the nation. The Washington State Growth Management Act requires all local jurisdictions to "Identify and encourage the preservation of lands, sites, and structures that have historical, cultural and archaeological significance." As development pressures increase, steps must be taken to preserve the historic nature of Roslyn. This Historic Preservation Element acknowledges the City's historical significance, small town quality, livability, economic vitality, and unique surroundings. The Historic Preservation Element of Roslyn's Comprehensive Plan summarizes the City's history and its historic preservation needs, while identifying issues affecting historic preservation; it also establishes goals and policies to guide future decisions that may affect historic preservation. This element is critical to maintaining Roslyn's historic integrity.

The City of Roslyn Standards and Guidelines for the Preservation, Rehabilitation, and Restoration of Historic Properties (Standards and Guidelines) shall be used to implement the Roslyn comprehensive plan and further the city of Roslyn National Historic District designation 1890 to 1930 designation by providing design standards and procedures for the review of projects. 


This process is in addition to the regular building permit review process and is required prior to the issuance of your building permit. RPHPC meets once monthly at the end of each month.

Complete applications received through the 10th day of each month will be placed on the current month design review agenda unless for any reason the meeting is cancelled at which point they will be moved to the next meeting held by the commission. Applications received and deemed complete after the 10th day of the month will be placed on the following months agenda.
 

The purposes of design review are:

  1. To create an awareness of the existing original homes, buildings and places of business which reflect the city’s historical heritage and origins.

  2. To recognize, preserve and enhance the historical significance and unique quality of the architectural vernacular styles exhibited by the structures in Roslyn.

  3. To promote orderly community growth, protect and enhance property values, preserve the natural beauty, and provide for the comfort and prosperity of the community.

  4. To promote and enhance construction and maintenance practices that will tend to promote architectural, historic integrity and scenic quality throughout Roslyn.

  5. To recognize environmental and aesthetic design as an integral part of the planning process.

  6. To discourage inharmonious development, discordant surroundings and inappropriate design.



****PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PROCESS CAN TAKE UP TO 60 DAYS UNDER STANDARD PROCEDURES AND PROCESSING****

THIS PROCESS IS IN ADDITION TO BUILDING PERMIT PLAN REVIEW FOR STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS AND CODE REQUIREMENTS

HOW TO START THE PERMITTING PROCESS

To start your permit process you will need to submit a project inquiry using the link below.  The system will assign you the appropriate process application based on your project description.  

BUILDING PERMIT CHECKLIST

The link below provides a checklist to assist applicants in making sure that they are submitting all of the documents needed to conduct a complete review for permit during the architectural design review and building permit review process.

THIS FORM IS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED WITH YOU PLANS AS PART OF YOUR SUBMITTALS FOR PERMIT.

DESIGN CRITERIA FOR ROSLYN

The links below provide Roslyn's design criteria and the design criteria form to be completed and submitted with your building permit application.

THIS FORM IS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED WITH YOU PLANS AS PART OF YOUR SUBMITTALS FOR PERMIT.

Required Inspections

Click below for a list of required inspections for your project.

Kittitas County Mapping (Compass)

Directed at property information by providing the user intuitive tools to find a property, identify its owner, access Kittitas County Assessor information, district information, and critical areas such as flood zones.

Washington State Building Code Council

Washington State Energy Code

2018 International Building Code

2018 International Residential Code

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