ISLAND COUNTY Planning & Community Development

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Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Land Use Application submittals by appointment only  for details click here


cAMANO - completed BUILDING permits accepted 8:00 - 11:00 am & 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Planning and Community Development's Frequently Requested Items

  • Visit the new Island County Comprehensive Plan Update Website for all the latest information on the update process!

  • Rural Lands Public Meetings will be held in each planning area the last two weeks of October. For more information visit the website link above

Extra Large BOICC Work Session or Board meeting materials:

Items below were too large to be scanned as part of the Board of Island County Commissioners regular agenda and are provided here for the public's review.

October 20, 2015    6:00 p.m.

Public Hearing on Ordinance C-106-15
In the matter of adopting official controls to amend development regulations in Island County Code Chapters 17.02 and 17.02B that apply to pre-existing agricultural activities within Critical Area Overlay Zones

Planning Commission's Report

Public Hearing on Ordinance C-107-15 in the matter of updating and adopting amendments to the Island County Shoreline Master Program Element of the Comprehensive Plan and adoption of Chapter 17.05A ICC to replace Chapters 16.21 and 17.05 ICC.

DOE letter of Conditional Approval and Findings of Fact
Attachment B, DOE required and recommended changes
Attachment C, Public Comments

Planning Commission Findings of Fact

SMP Cover Ordinance

Goals and Policies

Shoreline Restoration Plan

For more background information related to the Shoreline Master Program Update visit the Shoreline page or click here.

New Preliminary FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

  • NEW - The Washington State RiskMAP coordinator from Washington State Department of Ecology has put the mapping up on a GIS portal in order to provide access to viewing specific parcels. Click here to access the interactive map. This link has been updated with parcel layers to find your specific property.

  • Preliminary maps of the proposed FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)


The latest Adopted Ordinances or Resolutions

Comprehensive Plan Update Ordinances or Resolutions will be posted to the Website noted above

  • Interim Ordinance - C-16-15 signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 2/17/15 and reaffirmed at public hearing 3/24/15. This is an Interim Official Control that amends Development Regulations which apply to preexisting agricultural activities within Critical Area Overlay Zones.


  • Ordinance -  C-40-14 regarding implementation of I-502 Land Use regulations
    (as signed by the BOCC 5/5/14)


  • Ordinance C-75-14 as signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 9/22/14 amending Island County Code and the Island County Comprehensive Plan to update the County’s protection standards for Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas.

Other materials associated with the Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas update are available at the project website:  Island County Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas Update   


Noise Regulations

AICUZ Noise Zone Regulations: AICUZ 2, AICUZ 3, AICUZ Zone Map

ICC 17.03.180.Z - Land Use Tables

Public Records Requests        must be requested from the specific Department that holds the record.

The Island County Public Records Disclosure Contact Sheet identifies records held by each department in Island County.

For Planning & Community Development records, submit a completed Public Records Request Form
and mail it to:
Records Officer, Planning & Community Development, P.O. Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239.