Community Development

COVID-19 SMALL BUSINESS GRANT INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: DUE TO COVID-19 HEALTH CONCERN, CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC BEGINNING MARCH 16,2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

The Community Development Department will be available to the public by email and phone.  Permits may be purchased through the Electronic PERMIT PORTAL.

Any needs that can not be met electronically can be addressed in person by appointment only.

THOSE WHO ARE DOING WORK WITHOUT A PERMIT WILL BE RED TAGGED AND WILL BE SUBJECTED TO A DOUBLE FEE. 

PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINK TO READ THE SPECIFIC GOVERNOR’S PROCLAMATION ORDERS . https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-plan-allow-construction-projects-previously-underway-be-completed 

SEE THE HYPERLINK "THE RECOMMENDATIONS" AND "THE GOVERNOR’S MEDIUM PAGE"


Who Are We & What Do We Do

The Community Development Department is comprised of 4 divisions: 

  • Building Division-The Building Division provides inspections and plan review for all building related needs: Electrical, mechanical, plumbing and structural, process permits. The Building Division is also responsible for the administration of the City's Floodplain program.
  • Code Compliance Division-The Code Compliance Division is responsible for the enforcement of Nuisance Code and the processing of complaints.
  • Planning Division-The Planning Division is responsible for the implementation and updating of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan, developing new planning programs, the administration of the zoning code and administration of the environmental regulations.
  • Property Maintenance Division-The Property Maintenance Division is responsible for the administration of the City's Rental Residential Licensing and Inspection Program (RRIP).

As a team, we are responsible for efforts to support business development while enhancing the quality of life in the community. We are always working to streamline review and permitting processes so that we can reduce our approval time to help expedite quality developments.

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