ISLAND COUNTY Planning & Community Development

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Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Land Use Application submittals by appointment only  for details click here


cAMANO - completed BUILDING permits accepted 8:00 - 11:00 am & 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Planning and Community Development's Frequently Requested Items

  • Visit the new Island County Comprehensive Plan Update Website for all the latest information on the update process!

  • Rural Lands Public Meetings will be held in each planning area the last two weeks of October. For more information visit the website link above

Extra Large BOICC Work Session or Board meeting materials:

Items below were too large to be scanned as part of the Board of Island County Commissioners regular agenda and are provided here for the public's review.

October 6, 2015 Agenda

1. Transmittal of Planning Commission's Report and the scheduling of a Public Hearing on Ordinance C-106-15
In the matter of adopting official controls to amend development regulations in Island County Code Chapters 17.02 and 17.02B that apply to pre-existing agricultural activities within Critical Area Overlay Zones

2. Transmittal of Planning Commission's recommendation on the review of Department of Ecology's changes to the Shoreline Master Program. Ordinance C-107-15

DOE letter of Conditional Approval and Findings of Fact
Attachment B, DOE required and recommended changes
Attachment C, Public Comments

Planning Commission Findings of Fact

SMP Cover Ordinance

Goals and Policies

Shoreline Restoration Plan

For more background information related to the Shoreline Master Program Update visit the Shoreline page or click here.

3. Public Hearing 6:00 pm for Ordinane C-100-15 In the matter of adopting revised Countywide Planning Policies.

The agenda bill and Clean Ordinance were linked to the BOCC's agenda - background material can be found below:

Draft policies with tracked changes as presented to the Planning Commission 9-14-15

Excerpt from 9-14-15 Planning Commission Minutes related to changes
Pages changed by Planning Commission at their 9-14-15 meeting

New Preliminary FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps

  • NEW - The Washington State RiskMAP coordinator from Washington State Department of Ecology has put the mapping up on a GIS portal in order to provide access to viewing specific parcels. Click here to access the interactive map. This link has been updated with parcel layers to find your specific property.

  • Preliminary maps of the proposed FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM)


The latest Adopted Ordinances or Resolutions

Comprehensive Plan Update Ordinances or Resolutions will be posted to the Website noted above

  • Interim Ordinance - C-16-15 signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 2/17/15 and reaffirmed at public hearing 3/24/15. This is an Interim Official Control that amends Development Regulations which apply to preexisting agricultural activities within Critical Area Overlay Zones.


  • Ordinance -  C-40-14 regarding implementation of I-502 Land Use regulations
    (as signed by the BOCC 5/5/14)


  • Ordinance C-75-14 as signed by the Board of Island County Commissioners 9/22/14 amending Island County Code and the Island County Comprehensive Plan to update the County’s protection standards for Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas.

Other materials associated with the Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas update are available at the project website:  Island County Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas Update   


Noise Regulations

AICUZ Noise Zone Regulations: AICUZ 2, AICUZ 3, AICUZ Zone Map

ICC 17.03.180.Z - Land Use Tables

Public Records Requests        must be requested from the specific Department that holds the record.

The Island County Public Records Disclosure Contact Sheet identifies records held by each department in Island County.

For Planning & Community Development records, submit a completed Public Records Request Form
and mail it to:
Records Officer, Planning & Community Development, P.O. Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239.