Planning & Building

In general, the planning and building functions of Town government are responsible for administering policies and regulations governing use of and construction on private property.  This includes zoning, subdivision, signs, design review, environmental management, shorelines, plan checking and building inspection, in addition to longer term projects such as the Town’s Comprehensive Plan, park planning, and historic preservation.  In addition, staff works closely with two boards and commissions – the Planning Commission, and the Historic Preservation Commission – providing support in their respective areas of responsibility.

Current Long Range Projects

Coupeville Comprehensive Plan Update

Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment

Shoreline Master Program Periodic Review Update

Proposed Amendments to Town Code

Chapter 15.04.050: Amendments to the Building Code pertaining to foundation survey requirements for building permits.

Department Staff

Planning Director | 360-678-4461 ext. 103 or

The Town Planner is a resource for questions on land use reviews such as variances, conditional uses, subdivisions, shoreline permits, and certificates of appropriateness (design review), as well as interpretations of and amendments to the zoning code in Title 16 of the Coupeville Town Code and the Comprehensive Plan.

Building Official | 360-678-4461 ext. 108 or

The Building Official provides assistance on building, mechanical, and plumbing codes and permits, and code violation complaints.

Assistant Planner | 360-678-4461 ext. 104 or

Land-Use Applications, Building Permits, & Resources can be found here. 

Images on this page graciously provided by Denis Hill.