Community and Economic Development 

The Community Development Department is comprised of four divisions serving basic community service functions:

Permit/Property Records Search by Property Address

Property Records Search by Address: Please click here for access

Applying for a Permit

Permit applications are accepted:

  1. By mail/courier
  2. By dropbox
  3. At the counter, by appointment

Forms, procedures, standards, code information, and common project checklists are available here: https://www.mylongview.com/170/Forms-Handouts

Applying for Permits Online

Only "One Stop" permit types are eligible for online issuance at this time, if your submittal includes plans, please make arrangements to submit your application package by other means. Currently, we are only able to register Contractors for our online system. If you are a property owner, engineer, architect, or another representative attempting to apply for a permit online, you will need to submit via mail/courier service or by in-person drop off. 

Contractors who need access to our online permit system: Email us at permits@ci.longview.wa.us!

Please provide the following information in your email:

  • Your Washington State UBI
  • Contractor’s license number(s)
  • City of Longview Business License number
  • The main contact for your organization and their email address 
  • Any other contacts you may want to apply for permits at your organization and their email addresses

Shortly after we input your data, you will receive an automatically generated email with instructions on how to create your password. You’ll have 24 hours before the link expires.

Visit app.communitycore.com to login once you are registered.

Tips for Online Application Services:

Inspections

Inspections can be requested by calling our 24-hour Inspection Line at 360-442-5090
Inspections are performed Monday-Thursday (except holidays) from 7AM to 5PM. Please call at least 1 day in advance, the cut-off time is 6AM to be scheduled for a same-day inspection. If you have an online account, you may also use our online scheduler.

When calling, make sure to leave the following information in your message:

  • Permit number
  • Project address
  • Type of inspection being requested
  • Date and time you are requesting the inspection be performed
  • Your name and contact info