Permits & Licensing

Permitting & Licensing Process

The Planning Director can be reached at 360-678-4461 x103 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.

The Assistant Planner can be reached at 360-678-4461 x104 or

The Building Official can be reached at 360-678-4461 x108 or

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

The Town of Coupeville currently contracts for engineering services.

The Public Works Director can be reached at 360-678-4461 x113 or

Planning, Building and Licensing application forms are listed below. Each item is hyperlinked to an editable PDF form. For larger application submittals, the Town will send the applicant a link to our Dropbox, along with a checklist of the items that need to be included to complete the application packet.

The Town will review the files submitted by applicants for completeness, and communicate the status of the application back to the applicant on the next business day. Once an application is deemed complete, the Town will notify the applicant via email. The notification will include an invoice for any fees that are due prior to staff review of the application.

To submit a form or communicate with the Town, please use the following email address:

Not sure what you need to submit, or just wanting to meet with staff to discuss your project prior to application? Please use the following form: Pre-Application Form

Active Land Use Applications

Land-Use Applications

Fee Schedule – Permit Application Fees

Bed & Breakfast Application


Conditional Use Permit Application

COVID Temporary Outdoor Dining

Final Plat Application

Home Occupation Application

Lot Combination Application

Pre-application Conference form

SEPA Checklist

Shoreline SDP Application 2018 fillable

Shoreline SDP Exemption Request 2018

Short Plat Application 2019

Short-term Rental Application

Sign Application

Variance Application

Building Permits & Applications

Building – Master Permit Application Form

Energy Code Worksheet

Stormwater Permit Application

Clearing & Grading Application

Right of Way Application

Utility Hook-Up Right Application

Meter Assembly Application

Site Plan Check List


Comprehensive Plan – 2012

Contractor License Requirements

Coupeville Town Standards

Coupeville Zoning Map 

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve Design Guidelines

Washington Energy Code (2018)

Western Washington Stormwater Management Manual (2019)

For a list of other available documents , applications and info, please visit our Info & Documents page.

Images on this page graciously provided by Denis Hill.