City of Cosmopolis


The Building Official/Code Enforcement Officer is primarily responsible for ensuring that the minimum safety standards are met for all structures within the City. This is accomplished through the enforcement of Municipal and International Building Codes.

Building Official

Bill Sidor
Phone:  (360) 532-9230
Fax:  (360) 532-9215

Building inspections will be done by appointment only, please call 24 hours in advance to schedule an inspection.
Contact City Hall to obtain hours worked or to set up an appointment.
The Building Department Office is located in City Hall at 1300 First St.

Code Enforcement

Casey Stratton - Code Enforcement Officer
Phone:  (360) 532-9230
Fax:  (360) 532-9215

General Duties

General duties of the Building Inspector include the issuance of building permits for new construction or the remodeling of existing structures, plan reviews, variances, appeals, conditional use permits, inspections, answer questions and provide code interpretations, issue correction notices and the coordination with all parties during ongoing construction projects.
General duties of the Code Enforcement Officer include the investigation of nuisance complaints, investigate dangerous structures, investigate and resolve complaints regarding land use, zoning violations, solid waste accumulations, overgrown vegetation, junk vehicles on private property and other code violations as outlined in the Municipal Code.

Current Codes Enforced by the City of Cosmopolis

  • 2012 International Building Code with Statewide Amendments
  • 2012 International Residential Code with Statewide Amendments
  • 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code with Statewide Amendments
  • 2012 International Mechanical Code with Statewide Amendments
  • 2012 Property and Maintenance Code
  • 2012 Washington State Energy Code

City of Cosmopolis Municipal Code

  • City of Cosmopolis Code Title 7 – Chapter 7.04, 7.08, 7.16 (Health & Sanitation)
  • City of Cosmopolis Code Title 8 – Chapter 8.12 (Animals)
  • City of Cosmopolis Code Title 9 – Chapter 9.72 (Public Peace, Safety & Morals)
  • City of Cosmopolis Code Title 10 – Chapter 10.24, 10.28 (Vehicles & Traffic)
  • City of Cosmopolis Code Title 14 – Buildings & Construction
  • City of Cosmopolis Code Title 18 – Zoning

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Important Numbers

Fire Department
(360) 532-6429

9am - 12pm

Police Department
(360) 532-9237

Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

City Hall
(360) 532-9230

Monday - Friday
8am - 4pm

In Emergency Dial 911