Building Departments in Lewis County, Washington

There are 2 Building Departments in Lewis County, Washington, serving a population of 76,012 people in an area of 2,403 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 38,006 people, and 1 Building Department per 1,201 square miles.

In Washington, Lewis County is ranked 23rd of 39 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 29th of 39 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Lewis County Building Departments

Find Lewis County, Washington building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Lewis County Building Department 2025 Northeast Kresky Avenue Chehalis, WA

Lewis County Planning Department 2025 Northeast Kresky Avenue Chehalis, WA

About the Lewis County Building Department

Building Departments in Lewis County, WA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Lewis County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Lewis County, Washington building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Lewis County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Lewis County, WA zoning laws and requirements

Lewis County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Lewis County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Lewis County Residential Housing Units
 Lewis CountyWashington
Total Housing Units34,9523,064,381
Occupied Housing Units30,262 (86.6%)2,800,423 (91.4%)
Lewis County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Lewis CountyWashington
Single-Family Detached Homes20,447 (67.6%)1,782,051 (63.6%)
Single-Family Attached Homes241 (0.8%)110,844 (4.0%)
2 Apartments421 (1.4%)66,245 (2.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments745 (2.5%)100,527 (3.6%)
5 to 9 Apartments567 (1.9%)127,774 (4.6%)
10 or More Apartments1,966 (6.5%)435,497 (15.6%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing5,875 (19.4%)177,485 (6.3%)
Lewis County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Lewis CountyWashington
2014 or Later243 (0.8%)62,312 (2.2%)
2010 to 2013552 (1.8%)99,185 (3.5%)
2000 to 20094,664 (15.4%)440,508 (15.7%)
1980 to 19998,251 (27.3%)852,224 (30.4%)
1960 to 19797,325 (24.2%)712,540 (25.4%)
1940 to 19593,514 (3,514.0%)349,181 (349,181.0%)
1939 or Earlier5,713 (18.9%)284,473 (10.2%)
Lewis County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Lewis CountyWashington
1 Room606 (2.0%)74,460 (2.7%)
2 or 3 Rooms21,856 (72.2%)1,757,506 (62.8%)
4 or 5 Rooms10,831 (35.8%)909,467 (32.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms10,346 (34.2%)811,744 (29.0%)
8 or More Rooms5,760 (19.0%)650,359 (23.2%)
Lewis County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Lewis CountyWashington
No Bedroom629 (2.1%)85,244 (3.0%)
1 Bedroom2,460 (8.1%)307,033 (11.0%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms21,856 (72.2%)1,757,506 (62.8%)
4 or More Bedrooms5,317 (17.6%)650,640 (23.2%)
Lewis County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Lewis CountyWashington
With Complete Plumbing Facilities29,934 (98.9%)2,788,509 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities29,756 (98.3%)2,771,941 (99.0%)