PERMIT INFORMATION
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A permit is an official document that gives a land owner permission to establish a use on or develop their property. Permits provide local government oversight of land use and development in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all its citizens. Permit applications are processed by County professionals to ensure proposals are consistent with local, state, and national regulations.

Before you develop or establish a new use on your property, please contact Island County Planning and Community Development. Staff is prepared to help land owners determine if a permit is necessary for their proposal.


What Permits Do I Need?

If you are not sure what permits your project requires, you can apply for a pre-application conference. Staff from respective departments will evaluate your proposal and provide feedback prior to the formal application process. This is the time to ask questions and get a clear understanding of permit requirements before submitting a formal application.

Fill out a Pre-Application form to request a meeting.


How Long Does it Take to Get a Permit?

Most permits have a maximum review time of 120 days, although the majority of permits are processed much sooner. Type I permits take roughly 30 days, Type II permits 45 days, and Type III permits 120 days.

The review period begins on the date the County mails out a notice of complete application to the applicant. The review period stops if the County requests more information from the applicant and starts again once the County has received the requested information.

You will be notified when a decision has been issued regarding your application.


Permit Applications & Forms

Printable copies of various permit applications, documents and forms: Building Permits include plumbing, mechanical, and similar construction related permits issued by the Building Official. Land Use Permits include variances, shorelines, critical areas, subdivisions, site development, and similar application types.

All application requirements must be met in order for your application to be accepted for review.


Where and When Can I Submit My Permit Application?

The County has two locations where permit applications can be submitted.


ALL PERMITS MUST BE SUMITTED IN PERSON BY 3:00 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.



To determine the cost of a permit clickon the link below.

Permit fees are payable by cash or check only and must be paid at the time the application is submitted.