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Building Permit


   HOURS COMPLETED​ BUI​LDING PERMIT SUBMITTALS ARE ACCEPTED

WHIDBEY ISLAND - MAIN OFFICE:

Monday - Friday

​8:00 am - 2:00 pm

CAMANO ISLAND ANNEX:​​

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Plan for at least 60 minutes in the office when turning in an application.

All documents on this web site may be printed, filled-out, and submitted.

A property owner may authorize an agent to submit applications and obtain permits
on their behalf by first filling out an
APPLICANT AUTHORIZATION FORM.


WHEN DO I NEED A BUILDING PERMIT?

Frequently Asked Questions

Online inspections:   Click here
Phone in your inspection: 
            (360) 679-7307    -   Whidbey Island
(360) 387-3443 Ext. 8201  or   (360) 678-8201  - Camano Island


NEW - Building Permit Web App

A new web app has been added to show where the open building permits are located in Island County.  Click here to view this permit activity.

(Once the permit is closed it will fall off the map).

​​​ BUILDING ​​PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND FORMS 

​(The 2015 International Building Code is in effect)​

Master Building Permit Application

(Required with all forms below)​​​​​

Examples

Universal Plot Plan Checklist

Plot Plan - Example​


​ADDITIONAL BUILDING REQUIREMENTS

If your project is within a Noise Zone you will be required to meet the following additional requirements:​

​PLAN REVIEW KEY  ​

This PLAN REVIEW KEY has been developed and is being used by Island County Planning & Community Development effective July 1, 2013, in an effort to standardize common corrections and speed review of your application. If you have any questions   please contact the Plans Examiner who completed your review. We are also interested in any comments you have to improve this Legend. ​​​​

We are also interested in any comments you have to improve this Legend. ​​​​

​Building Permit Submittal Policy


ISLAND COUNTY PLANNING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Intake of Complete Permit Applications and Required Items

Effective Date: July 13, 2020

Purpose: To establish a uniform policy for Permit Application Submittals

Building permit applications will be accepted at the Permit Counter between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM, Monday through Friday.  Applications will only be accepted for processing and plan review when deemed complete at the front counter during intake. A complete application will consist of the following documents.

  1. Completed Master Building Permit Application.
  2. Completed Project Information Form(s).
  3. Building Plans (two sets).
  4. Washington State Energy Code Forms if applicable (two sets).
  5. Engineering and Specifications if applicable (two sets).
  6. Site Plan drawn to a standard Engineering Scale Include all existing and proposed structures, and any other existing or proposed improvements to the land (two copies).
  7. Copy of approved Water Availability Form from the Island County Health Department if applicable.
  8. Copy of approved Septic Permit from the Island County Health Department.
  9. Copy of the approved Access Permit from the Island County Public Works Department.
  10. Any Land Use Approvals if applicable (subject to review by ICPCD Planning Staff).
  11. Any Other Reviews, Reports or Approvals deemed necessary.

All application submittals must include a portable USB device containing a digital copy of the documents above. An application package that does not contain a digital storage device will be deemed incomplete. A complete permit submittal is required to ensure permits are processed in a timely manner.  Permits deemed incomplete at the counter by Management will not be accepted.

​Noise Regulations

 

Air Installations Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ)

Related Topic: 

  • Aircraft Accident Potential Zones (APZ) Overlay - Related Ordinance C-87-07
  • ICC 17.03.180.Z - Land Use Tables  

​FEMA Flood Insurance Information
For Flood Insurance Rate Maps

     
The following information is provided to assist home owners with the transition to new FIRM maps that went into effect  March of 2017.

For additional flood insurance information you can visit:

FloodSmart.gov

Or contact:

Deborah Gauthier
Sr. Regional Insurance Liaison
FEMA Region 10 / Mitigation
deborah.gauthier@fema.dhs.gov

LOMA Out As Shown - Use this for FEMA to make a determination whether a
structure is in the Special Flood Hazard Area, based on the new maps

Grandfathering Fact Sheet

FEMA Policies for Newly Mapped Structures