City of Cheney Permit Center

Welcome to Citizen Connect, where you can review your permits or request an inspection online. We hope that this service and information will serve you well, and if you have any questions please call today at (509) 498-9237.

Search For Permits

If you have recently submitted an application for a permit, you can search and review that information through this Search For Permits feature.


Use the Upload Portal to send documents to the Building Department that are a part of an existing permit.  Only persons associated with a permit are allowed to upload files.  Please contact the Building Department at (509) 498-9237 if uploads are not available to you.


Once registered, you may login and request an inspection for your permit(s).   If you want to request a morning inspection or afternoon inspection, or to provide detailed information for the inspector, you may add notes in the 'comments' section. 

We make an effort to accommodate requests, but cannot guarantee an inspection at a specific time of day. 

If you need to request a specific inspection time to accommodate your work schedule, please call the Building Department at (509) 498-9237.

Apply Online for Permit

You may now apply for building, plumbing and mechanical permits online.  Simple permits that do not require a formal review process can be approved and issued very quickly, usually within the same day.  Your online application will be reviewed by Building Department staff, and payment instructions emailed to you shortly.

How to Apply for an Online Permit

You can apply, purchase, and have permits issued via e-mail and printed on your own printer. It takes minutes to apply and permits are typically returned within hours.

Who can apply?

The "property owner", which is the building owner or home owner, or a Washington State Licensed contractor, or other "authorized agent" of the property owner, such as an architect, engineer or designer.  You must first create an online account before you can apply for permits.

Type of permits available

The following permits are eligible for online application at this time:

  • Simple construction permits (not requiring plan review).  Examples include permits for replacement of existing roof material and the replacement or addition of roof sheathing (single family homes or duplexes only). 
  • Plumbing permits for electric water heaters, repair of water service lines, replacement of water or waste piping within the house. 
  • Mechanical permits for gas and electric furnaces, fireplaces, water heaters, heat pumps and AC units. 
  • Construction, plumbing or mechanical permits for complex projects which will require a plan review.  In these instances, you may make application online and upload electronic copies of construction drawings and other supporting documentation, but we may still require you to submit paper copies in order to complete your plan review.  Plan review for most projects takes approximately 2 weeks to return initial comments, and may take longer if additional information or corrections are requested.

All work is subject to field inspection by a City Building Inspector.  

The City does not issue electrical permits. Contact the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries for electrical permit information.

My Permits

My Permits allows you to track your permits so you don't have to search for them each time you use Citizens Connect. You must create a user account before you can select any permits to track.