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Planning & Community Development
PO Box 5000
1 NE 6th St.
The below timeframes begin the date the application is officially deemed complete and only includes the time which the County is actively reviewing the permit. This means if the County is waiting on additional information from an applicant, it could take longer than the times below.
Type I: Type I permits are ministerial and the final determination is made by planning staff. Planners aim for 30-60 days but can take up to 120 days.Type II: Type II permits are administrative, they require the posting of a public notice sign and a 14-day public comment period. The final determination is made by planning staff. Planners aim for 60-90 days but can take up to 120 days.Type III: Type III permits require a pre-application conference and a community meeting before submittal of the application. They require posting of a public notice sign and a 14-day public comment period. Planning staff issue a recommendation but the final determination is made by the Hearing Examiner after holding a public hearing.It can take 120 days to get the staff recommendation to the Hearing Examiner. Then about 6 weeks to schedule a date with the Hearing Examiner. The Hearing Examiner issues their decision within 10 days of the hearing.
Type I: Type I permits are ministerial and the final determination is made by planning staff. Planners aim for 30-60 days but can take up to 120 days.
Type II: Type II permits are administrative, they require the posting of a public notice sign and a 14-day public comment period. The final determination is made by planning staff. Planners aim for 60-90 days but can take up to 120 days.
Type III: Type III permits require a pre-application conference and a community meeting before submittal of the application. They require posting of a public notice sign and a 14-day public comment period. Planning staff issue a recommendation but the final determination is made by the Hearing Examiner after holding a public hearing.
It can take 120 days to get the staff recommendation to the Hearing Examiner. Then about 6 weeks to schedule a date with the Hearing Examiner. The Hearing Examiner issues their decision within 10 days of the hearing.
For the adjustment of boundary lines between platted or unplatted lots. Cannot be used to create additional lots.
Process for establishing, that a lot, use or structure lawfully existed prior to the effective date of the Island County Zoning Code. For lots, uses, or structures that would otherwise be out of compliance with the current code.
Clearing is the cutting and removal of vegetation. Grading is the excavating or filling of soil. Form needed if: 500 cubic yards of cut or fill; 2 acres or more cleared to bare earth; conversion out of Forest Practices; and/or clearing in critical areas or their buffers.
JPA Amendment Supplemental
UGA Amendment Supplemental
Nomination for Habitat or Species of Local Importance
Historic Preservation Commission Meeting Dates
For the division of land into five (5) or more lots approved pursuant to ICC 16.06.
Preliminary Long Plat
A neat and approximate drawing of a proposed subdivision showing the general layout of streets and alleys, lots, blocks and other elements. Used as the basis for the approval or disapproval of the general layout of a subdivision.
Final Long Plat
The final drawing of the subdivision and dedication prepared for filing of record with the Island County Auditor, and containing all elements and requirements.
The combination of two (2) or more lots where no public dedication is modified.
The State Open Space Tax Act, Chapter 84.34 RCW, provides an opportunity for landowners to apply for a reduction in property taxes for certain categories of open space, agricultural, and timber lands. This tax reduction is based upon a current use assessment (CUA) of the land rather than on the traditional fair market value system of "highest and best use.
Basis for Assessment for Island County PBRS
Island County's PBRS establishes a priority ranking system for various open space resources, classifying them into high, medium, or low priority categories, and assigns a point value for each category. The PBRS's assessed valuation schedule determines the percentage of tax reduction based upon the total number of points accumulated under its rating. This document is a guide to the program's point criteria.
Properties currently in PBRS must submit an affidavit annually which continuing compliance with the terms and conditions under which open space classification was granted and the current uses of the property.
To review and discuss the application requirements with the applicant and provide comments on the development proposal.
A cluster residential project approved pursuant to ICC 16.17. A PRD may include detached or attached dwelling units
Short Plat Alteration
Long Plat Alteration
Used to assess the logical or rational use of a specific parcel of land that is encumbered by wetlands and their buffers. This considers the size of the lot, the type of use or structure proposed, and the ability to reduce or mitigate for impacts to the wetland or buffer.
Type 1 Reasonable Use
For proposals in which the wetland buffer alteration has not and will not exceed cumulatively 2,800 square feet.
Type 2 Reasonable Use
SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act)
The SEPA process identifies and analyzes environmental impacts associated with governmental decisions. These decisions may be related to issuing permits for private projects, constructing public facilities, or adopting regulations, policies, and plans.
The SEPA review process helps agency decision-makers, applicants, and the public understand how the entire proposal will affect the environment. SEPA can be used to modify or deny a proposal to avoid, reduce, or compensate for probable impacts.
Standard Shoreline Exemption
Limited Review Shoreline Exemption
For the division of land into four (4) or fewer lots, tracts or parcels approved pursuant to ICC 16.06.
Preliminary Short Plat
Final Short Plat
For review of site plans and maps for commercial and certain residential and nonresidential land development proposals. To assure that they meet the stated purposes and standards of the zoning district, provide for the necessary public facilities, and protect and preserve topographical features and adjacent properties through appropriate siting of structures and landscaping.
SPR - Cell Tower
SPR - Non-Residential Zones
SPR - Rural Zones
SPR - Rural Commercial Events
For events occurring at a specific site ten (10) times or less in a given year. Rural commercial events are incidental and subordinate to the primary use on a parcel and include activities such as music/entertainment events (with or without amplified sound), receptions, meetings, weddings, and other advertised events.
SPR - Surface Mine
A use specified in ICC 17.03.180 requiring no permanent improvements and conducted for a limited duration.
Temp - Infirm Relative
Temp - Special Events and Farmers Markets
Fire Code Permit - May also be needed
Fire Code Permit - May also be needed
A farmer's market is a temporary seasonal outlet for local area farmers, crafters and food processors to sell their wares directly to the consumer, usually occurring on a weekly or less occasional basis.Special events means an event occurring at a single location annually or more frequently but in no case more than five (5) times a year.
For the re-establishment, rehabilitation, or enhancement of altered wetlands.
For clarifying ambiguities in the text of the zoning code or classifying uses that are not expressly referenced.