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raingardenStormwater Permit 2015 Code Update

Skagit County, along with most other cities and counties in the state, is required to update our stormwater regulations in response to the new National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Stormwater Permit for Western Washington. The new permit became effective on August 1, 2013, and required us to adopt revised development regulations by December 31, 2016. Skagit County adopted new regulations on September 8, 2015, which become effective January 1, 2016.

Historical Regulations & Adoption Process

Proposed Code Updates

Reference Documents

Background Documents

How to Participate & Comment

The draft changes to the Drainage Ordinance and Definitions will go through the public process for land use regulations required by Skagit County Code Chapter 14.08.

Process Timeline

Date Item
chec k September 9, 2014 Stormwater and LID: study session with Planning Commission
chec k January 6, 2015 Planning Commission work session on NPDES Permit requirements
chec k February 3, 2015 Planning Commission work session on NPDES Permit requirements
chec k June 11, 2015 Written comment period opens on draft code
chec k July 7, 2015 Planning Commission public hearing at 6pm
chec k July 9, 2015 Written comment period ends
chec k July 21, 2015 Planning Commission deliberations
chec k August 25, 2015 Board reviews Planning Commission recorded motion
chec k September 8, 2015 Board adopts proposed changes


Contact Us
Bill Dowe
Stormwater Permit Program Coordinator
Skagit County Public Works