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Any person may work on their own property, whether they occupy the property or not. Any person may work on their personal residence, whether owned by them or not. This applies to all types of work including electrical work, as long as it is not done with the intention and for the purpose of selling the improved property. Owners of commercial property may use their own employees to do maintenance; repair and alteration work on their own properties. A leaseholder may perform electrical work on their leased property or use their own employees to do the work. A permit is still required for work on your own property.
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The City of Arlington does not have its own Building Code. The Washington State Building Code Council determines, through legislative action, which building codes will be used by the local jurisdictions throughout the State of Washington. Please email the Permit Center or call at 360-403-3551 or for additional information.
If you intend to hire a contractor or remodeler, please "Shop Smart" and review the information on this web site from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.
Construction is allowed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday as long as the construction noise will not unreasonably impact residential zones.
Construction on Sundays or legal holidays is allowed only by written permission from the building official.