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Physical and Mailing Address
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon WA 98273

Frequent Inquiries
General questions OR 360-416-1320
Burn permits 360-416-1840
Building inspection requests 360-416-1330
Permit application status Enter your permit number here
Stormwater questions
Water questions and revisions
Public comments How to comment on legislation and permit applications
Fax More info

Staff Contacts by Topic
Topic Staff
Access Paul Erickson, 360-416-1429 (Public Works)
Application process Permit Technician
Boundary line adjustments Grace Roeder
Building code Randy Johnson, Jack Moore, Alvaro Fregoso, Henry Perez
Building permit application – process, cost estimate & timeframe Permit Technician
Burn permits Bonnie LaCount, Chris Bonsen
Cell towers (building permits) Permit Technician
Cell towers (SUP and eligible facilities) Kevin Cricchio
Code Compliance Tom Wenzl, Brian Schrader
Comprehensive Plan Sarah Ruether
Critical areas Leah Forbes, Brannon McNellis, Kelsey Bellavance, Allison Sanders
Drinking water
Fill and Grade Shawn Christensen, Andy Wargo
Fire Inspections Bonnie LaCount, Chris Bonsen
Fireworks Permits Bonnie LaCount, Chris Bonsen
Fire investigation records Kim Adams
Fire, burning, fireworks Bonnie LaCount, Chris Bonsen
Flood Jack Moore
Food safety Public Health Department Food Safety Program
Forest practices Kelsey Bellavance, Brannon McNellis
Gravel/mining Brannon McNellis, Leah Forbes, Allison Sanders, Kelsey Bellavance, Betsy Stevenson
Home-based business Tawnee Clearbrook, Kevin Cricchio
Land use code Tawnee Clearbrook, Kevin Cricchio
Land divisions Tawnee Clearbrook, Kevin Cricchio
Legislation Sarah Ruether
Lot certification Grace Roeder
Marijuana (i-502) Kevin Cricchio
Pre-Development/Application Meeting Tawnee Clearbrook
Property Research Permit Technician
Restaurants Public Health Department Food Safety Program
Revisions – Building Plans Randy Johnson, Alvaro Fregoso, Henry Perez
Revisions – Site Plans Deepti Khanna, Alex Clark
Rezones Sarah Ruether
SEPA Brandon Black (Zoning and Building), Betsy Stevenson (Natural Resources), Sarah Ruether, (Comprehensive Plan)
Septic Public Health Department, 360-416-1556
Setbacks (zoning)  Permit Technician
Shorelines Leah Forbes, Betsy Stevenson, Brannon McNellis, Kelsey Bellavance, Allison Sanders
Special uses Tawnee Clearbrook
Stormwater Shawn Christensen, Andy Wargo
Variances Tawnee Clearbrook

Staff Directory
First Name Last Name Title Phone Email
Kim Adams Administrative Coordinator 360-416-1338
Pam Aldridge Permit Technician I 360-416-1399
Lori Anderson Permit Technician 360-416-1339
Jeanne Aungst Associate Planner 360-416-1348
Kelsey Bellavance Assistant Planner 360.416.1334
Brandon Black Current Planning Manager 360-416-1326
Chris Bonsen Deputy Fire Marshal 360-416-1843
Shawn Christensen Stormwater Review Technician 360-416-1327
Alex Clark Permit Technician 360-416-1347
Tawnee Clearbrook Planning Coordinator 360-416-1344
Kevin Cricchio Senior Planner 360-416-1423
Rose Cummins Planning Systems Analyst 360.416.1396
Leah Forbes Senior Planner 360-416-1337
Alvaro Fregoso Plans Examiner 360-416-1325
Michelle Grace Permit Technician 360.416.1394
VACANT Director    
VACANT Permit Expeditor/Team Supervisor
Gloriana Huhta Permit Technician 360-416-1322
Eliot Hurd Building Inspector 360.416.1341
Randy Johnson Plans Examiner Lead 360-416-1321
Deepti Khanna Permit Technician 360-416-1397
Bonnie LaCount Deputy Fire Marshal 360-416-1842
Erin Langley Senior Water Resource Planner 360-416-1335
Brannon McNellis Associate Planner 360-416-1398
Jack Moore Building Official 360-416-1333
Henry Perez Plans Examiner 360.416.1346
Nicole Sciumbato Receptionist 360.416.1320
Grace Roeder Senior Planner 360-416-1332
Jennifer Rogers Assistant Long Range Planner 360.416.1336
Allison Sanders Senior Planner 360-416-1331
Brian Schrader Code Enforcement Officer 360-416-1395
Betsy Stevenson Senior Planner/Team Supervisor 360-416-1323
Robin Tempest Associate Planner 360-416-1342
McKenna Thompson Permit Technician 360.416.1349
Sarah Ruether Long Range Planning Manager 360.416.2025
Bob Vanderlinden Building Inspector 360-416-1324 bobv@co.skagit.wa.uss
Andy Wargo Stormwater Review Technician 360.416.1319
Tom Wenzl Code Enforcement Officer 360-416-1340