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2011 Annual Code Amendments

On October 10, 2011, the Skagit County Board of Commissioners adopted amendments to Skagit County Code, Title 14, through Ordinance No.O20110009. The code amendments pertain primarily to school siting within the Bayview Ridge Urban Growth area and land division extension opportunities.

Ordinance 20110009 [Pdf]


Available August 26, 2011: Skagit County Unified Development Code amendments regarding school siting within the Bayview Ridge Urban Growth Area as well as possible alternatives for preliminary subdivision extension opportunities. Minor corrections of typographical errors are also proposed.

Written comments may be submitted at

Comments may also be mailed to:

Carly Ruacho, Senior Planner
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

For more information, contact Carly Ruacho, at or at (360) 416-1320.

A public hearing was held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, related to Skagit County's proposed code amendments correcting typographical errors, adding clarity, rectifying inconsistencies, general refinement of the existing regulations, as well as adding several new provisions.

The following list highlights some of the more substantive proposed changes:

  • Addition of Net Metering Systems as a new use to allow small solar and wind energy production facilities.
  • Addition of Recycling Drop Box Facility as a new use to allow small neighborhood-scale collection of certain recyclables with lesser permitting requirements.
  • Addition of Manure Digesters as a new use.
  • Inclusion of process and approval criteria for land division extension requests.
  • Addition of new provision relating to expiration of applications including a process to bring outstanding, inactive land divisions to finalization.
  • Amendments to school siting criteria in the Bayview Ridge UGA to allow schools buildings to exceed current size and height limits placed on other uses.
  • New allowance for expansion of existing NRI zoned agricultural support businesses onto Ag-NRL land.
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