Community Development

The Community Development Department is made up of the Building and Planning Divisions. Our Building Division is responsible for:

  • Assuring contractors are properly licensed
  • Issuing permits
  • Performing inspections and maintaining construction records
  • Processing permit applications
  • Reviewing plans for compliance with the Washington State Building Code


Our Planning Division is responsible for providing current and long range planning services to the general public by offering assistance on zoning, platting, environmental, land use, site plan review issues, as well as administering the Comprehensive Plan.

Code Compliance

Code Compliance also falls under the Community Development Department. Code Compliance receives and investigates citizen complaints regarding potential municipal code violations and assists police with parking complaints.

Annual Reports

Community Development Annual Reports are available online. As we work to enhance our performance reporting city-wide, we will update this page with future reports and additional information.