Code Enforcement

File a Complaint

If you know of a possible code violation in Sultan, you can file a complaint by calling Victoria Forte at 360-793-2272 or report a concern online. Learn more about Code Enforcement in the City of Sultan.

Potential Code Concerns

Code Compliance officers respond to the following types of concerns.

Construction Codes

  • Abandoned and dangerous buildings
  • Work without permits:
    • Clearing and grading
    • Construction
    • Electrical
    • Mechanical
    • Plumbing

Fences

All fences over three feet in height shall be approved by the Planning Department. Failure to obtain a fence permit may result in a removal of the fence in the instance it does not meet current codes.

Home Occupations

Businesses conducted in a residence without a Home Occupation permit.

Junk Vehicles

Vehicles on private property that are inoperable (i.e. flat tire, extensive damage, or missing major parts).

Land Use Violations

Violations of zoning and development regulations (i.e. business located in a non-permitted zone, intrusions into required setbacks, or keeping of non-permitted animals on property).

Litter on Private Property

  • Dumpsters overflowing with garbage
  • Illegal dumping of garbage

Noise

Stationary noise from heat pumps, air conditioners, etc. Please note, construction noise violations are enforced by the Sultan Police Department.

Nuisances

Appliances, debris, and junk on private property.

Recreational Vehicles, Boats & Trailers

Violations of storage restrictions on residential property.

Signs

All signs must be approved by the Planning Department. Temporary and A-board signs are permitted only in special circumstances for a limited period of time.