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Planning and Development Services

Director: Dale Pernula

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Physical and Mailing Address
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon WA 98273


Frequent Inquiries

General questions 360-416-1320 | Email
Burn permits 360-416-1840
Building inspection requests 360-416-1330
Permit application status Click here and enter your permit number
Public comments
How to comment on legislation and permit applications
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Staff Contacts by Topic

Topic Staff
Access Public Works, 416-1340
Boundary line adjustments Grace Roeder, Annie Matsumoto-Grah
Building code Atul Shoery, Randy Johnson, Jack Moore
Burn permits Bonnie LaCount, Mark Anderson
Cell towers (building permits) Jeanne Aungst, Kate Sharp
Cell towers (SUP and eligible facilities) Annie Matsumoto-Grah
Code enforcement Scott Duncan
Comprehensive Plan Stacie Pratschner
Critical areas Leah Forbes, John Cooper, Betsy Stevenson
Drinking water Alison Mohns, Ron Palmer
Fill and Grade Shawn Christensen
Fire Inspections Mark Anderson, Bonnie LaCount
Fireworks Permits Bonnie LaCount, Mark Anderson
Fire investigation records Kathy Jewell, Bonnie LaCount
Fire, burning, fireworks Bonnie LaCount
Flood Jeanne Aungst, Gwen Hoops, Jack Moore
Food safety Public Health Department Food Safety Program
Forest practices John Cooper, Betsy Stevenson
Gravel/mining John Cooper
Home-based business Tawnee Clearbrook, Annie Matsumoto-Grah, Allison Sanders
Land use code Tawnee Clearbrook, Annie Matsumoto-Grah, Allison Sanders
Land divisions Tawnee Clearbrook, Annie Matsumoto-Grah
Landslides John Cooper
Legislation Stacie Pratschner
Lot certification Jeanne Aungst, Gwen Hoops, Grace Roeder
Marijuana (I-502) Annie Matsumoto-Grah
Restaurants Public Health Department Food Safety Program
Rezones Stacie Pratschner
SEPA Brandon Black
Septic Public Health Department Septic Program
Setbacks (zoning) Robin Tempest, Kate Sharp, Annie Matsumoto-Grah
Shorelines Leah Forbes, John Cooper, Betsy Stevenson
Special uses Tawnee Clearbrook, Annie Matsumoto-Grah, Allison Sanders
Stormwater Shawn Christensen
Variances Tawnee Clearbrook, Annie Matsumoto-Grah, Allison Sanders


Staff Directory

Last Name First Name Title Phone
Aldridge Pam Permit Tech I 360-416-1399
Anderson Lori Permit Tech I 360-416-1339
Anderson Mark Deputy Fire Marshal I 360-416-1843
Aungst Jeanne Permit Tech I 360-416-1348
Black Brandon Senior Planner/Team Supervisor 360-416-1326
Christensen Shawn Stormwater Review Tech 360-416-1327
Clearbrook Tawnee Permit Coordinator 360-416-1344
Cooper John Hydrogeologist Planner 360-416-1334
Duncan Scott Code Enforcement Officer 360-416-1343
Forbes Leah Senior Planner 360-416-1337
Hoops Gwen Permit Tech I 360-416-1379
Jewell Kathy Admin Coordinator 360-416-1338
Johnson Randy Plans Examiner Lead 360-416-1321
LaCount Bonnie Deputy Fire Marshal I 360-416-1842
Matsumoto-Grah Annie Associate Planner 360-416-1349
Mohns Alison Senior Water Resource Planner 360-416-1322
Moore Jack Building Official 360-416-1333
Olson Brenda Permit Tech I 360-416-1398
Palmer Ron Senior Water Resource Planner 360-416-1561
Pernula Dale Director 360-416-1328
Pratschner Stacie Planner/Team Supervisor 360-416-1336
Roeder Grace Senior Planner 360-416-1332
Sanders Allison Senior Planner 360-416-1331
Sharp Kate Permit Tech II 360-416-1335
Shoery Atul Plans Examiner 360-416-1341
Stevenson Betsy Senior Planner/Team Supervisor 360-416-1323
Tempest Robin Permit Tech II 360-416-1342
Vanderlinden Bob Building Inspector 360-416-1324
Walters Ryan Assistant Director 360-416-1319
Whornham Dan Building Inspector 360-416-1325