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12:00 - 1:00 for lunch
Fridays, Weekends & Holidays:
Welcome to DCD
Comprehensive Plan and
Unified Development Code Updates
County Department of Community Development
is in the
process of updating land use regulations and comprehensive plan
goals and policies.
Interested in learning more or providing your
input about the Comp Plan?
Please visit these pages for information
on our progress:
Comprehensive Plan Update
Unified Development Code Update
Agricultural Critical Area Ordinance Update
Jefferson County Comp Plan
- This page has information on proposed
new sections to the Comprehensive Plan regarding Food System
Security, Resiliency and Sustainability, as well as general
information on Jefferson County's local food system with links to
additional resources on food system development locally, regionally
and world wide.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
has issued preliminary maps showing revisions to the 100 year
floodplain, which has a one percent change of flooding in any year.
FEMA has released preliminary maps for flood areas along coastal,
marine waters and freshwater rivers, streams and lakes of Jefferson
County. These maps will help community officials and local residents
identify flood risks and when adopted, will be used for flood
insurance, land use and development decisions.
For more information and to view the
preliminary maps, please visit our
Follow the links below to access
DCD web pages. Topics are listed after the links as a content
guide or try the DCD Quick Links at the left of this page:
About DCD -
Where is the Office?; Mission & Vision; What We Do; Staff Directory;
Permitting - Permit
System Evaluation; Building Permits / Inspections; Development
Review Division; Permit Information & Application Forms; Permit
Database Search & Map Tools
Long-Range Planning -
Comprehensive Plan; Subarea Plans;
Unified Development Code, Comp Plan and Code Amendments; Planning
Projects; Planning Commission (Meeting Agendas and Minutes); Growth
management, Climate and Housing advisory committees
Code Enforcement -
About Code Compliance
Planning Commission -
Planning Commission provides a forum for public review of land use
issues and proposals. This appointed advisory body supports
DCD and provides advisory recommendations to the BoCC.
2017 Port Townsend Leader Home & Garden -
Check it out, it's a great reference tool with building guidelines
and contacts for both the County and the City.
Brinnon - Pleasant
Harbor Master Planned Resort (MPR) - A
proposal for new MPR zoning at Pleasant Harbor/Black Point was
initiated. After zoning changes were completed in 2007,
project-level planning continues for additional environmental
analysis and for the adoption of development regulations as part of
the Unified Development Code (UDC).
Fred Hill Materials proposals in the
- The County established a 690-acre
Mineral Resource Land (MRL) overlay in the Shine-Thorndyke area as
part of the 2002 Comprehensive Plan amendment cycle. Applications
were submitted in 2003 for mineral extraction in the Wahl area
of the newly designated MRL and for a "Pit-to-Pier" proposal
involving marine transportation of mineral resources from Shine Pit
via Hood Canal.
Jefferson County Code 18.20.295 -
DCD comments to WSLCB on Marijuana Producing, Processing and
DCD's 'coaching service' is provided through
customer assistance meetings for direct consultation with our
planning and building staff. This service was developed
and previously subsidized by the EPA-funded
Watershed Stewardship Resource Center grant over the last
few years. With the grant ending, we continue to provide
15 minutes of free coaching to customers then charge an hourly
CAM Fee for more extensive discussions, project guidance, and
To get started, submit your completed
CAM Intake Form to us by mail,
fax, or email or
bring it with you during scheduled drop-in hours (first come,
Depending on staff availability and the information
you seek, your question may be answered 'on the spot' or require
advance payment and scheduling.
The paid CAM has a minimum fee of $100 for one hour, not including the first 15 minutes of staff time. Additional time over one hour is billed in 15 minute increments
based on our hourly rate of $90.
If a permit is applied for within one year, $100 is applied to the
permit at intake. Upon submittal of a complete CAM Intake Form and up-front payment of
the CAM Fee, an appointment will be scheduled for your CAM coaching
session. Many customers find that this up-front expense saves
them time, money and headaches in the long run!
the Customer Assistance Meeting and Fee?
Public Documents - In support of the federal FOIA
(Freedom of Information Act) and state law (RCW 42.56) all
public documents are available. To assist interested
citizens some public documents are available online. As of
3/1/10, DCD will be providing case related documents received by
US mail via the Laserfiche WebLink. Documents are sorted
by date received.
In addition, the
Prosecutor's Office often provides guidance on key issues by
preparing non-confidential memos to interpret legal matters.
View these public records via the Laserfiche
Click on "Permits"
Click on "DCD CASE FILES"
documents are added frequently - check back often to see new
materials (Webpage date does not reflect public record date).
Web Links -
Links to other Agencies & Organizations