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.

The Planning Director can be reached at 360-678-4461 ext. 3 or

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