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Community Development & Planning Department

Land Use Information

The Land Use Division of the Community Development and Planning Department administers the San Juan County Unified Development Code (UDC), which contains the standards and permit requirements for the use of property within the County.

This land use team is composed of the professional planners that are responsible for processing land use applications and providing staff support for the Board of County Commissioners, Planning Commission, and Hearings Examiner.

The Land Use Division administers a number of permits and approvals that are required by State Law and implemented by County Code.

Regulation Revised Code of Washington
Land Divisions Chapter 58.17
Comprehensive Plan Permits Chapters 36.70 and 36.70A
State Environmental Policy Act Chapter 43.21C
Shoreline Permits Chapter 90.58
Environmentally Sensitive Areas Permits Chapter 36.70A

Online Publications and Forms

San Juan County Code Note, this site is hosted by Municipal Resource and Services Center.

Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure (Adobe .pdf file)

Single Family Dwelling Requirements - Land Use