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Planning & Community Development


Building Permit Applicants Please Be Aware

per Island County Resolution C-28-18, the building permit fee's will be updated and effective on 02/06/2023.


Updates to Boundary Line Adjustments, Boundary Line Corrections, Lot Combinations, and Large Lot Segregations

01/10/2023 the Board of County Commissioners approved Ordinance No. C-04-23 amending ICC 16.06 regarding boundary line adjustments, lot combinations, boundary line corrections, and large lot segregations. 

 What this means for applicants:

  • Boundary Line Adjustments, Corrections, and Lot Combinations all have the  same new application requirements which can be found here.
  • Large Lot Segregations now allow for a minimum of 40 acre parcels after division. Any smaller land divisions of large lots will need to be done through the Island County preliminary and final subdivision processes. 

If you have questions, please reach out to the Planning Department at 360-679-7339


Pre-Application Conference with the County

To help you understand code requirements for each of Island County's departments and sequencing your submittals, during a Pre-Application Conference representatives from Planning, Building, Public Works, and the Health Department will review your proposal and meet with you to discuss key regulatory points and provide a summary of next steps. Pre-Application Conferences cost $309 with a portion of the cost credited toward your land-use permit fees.


Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit Advisory

Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit certificates will be available as of Jan. 3, 2023. None remain available for 2022.


Flood Development Pre-Application Conferences

Flood Development Pre-Application Conferences are held in person 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays on Whidbey Island and 10-11 a.m. Fridays on Camano Island. Virtual conferences are available on either day. All times are first-come, first-served. 

CONTACT: To schedule a conference, call Vicki Mertins at 360-678-7869 or email v.mertins@islandcountywa.gov


SFR, New Accessory Structure Building Permits

New single Family Residence (SFR), New Accessory Structure Building Permits, and solar racking are only accepted via our online Public Portal

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Planners Appointments on Camano Island

From 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Planning and Community Development Annex on Camano Island, an Island County Planner is available to answer land-use questions and receive land-use permit submittals. For an appointment, please call the Camano office at 360-387-3443

Coupeville Office
Annex Building
1 N.E. 6th St.
Coupeville, WA 98239

Mailing Address:
Planning Department
P.O. Box 5000
Coupeville, WA 98239

Phone: 360-679-7339
Fax: 360-679-7306
Camano Island Office
Physical and Mailing Address:
121 N East Camano Drive 
Camano Island, WA 98282

Phone:  360-387-3443
Office Hours: 

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