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STATE BUILDING CODE REVISIONS

Washington State has adopted a revised version of the State Building Code effective February 1, with new standards for building safety, fire safety, and energy code compliance. More information may be found at the Washington State Building Code Council webpage. Projects with a building permit application date prior to February 1, 2021 must be designed compliant with the 2015 building codes. Projects with a building permit application date February 1, 2021 or thereafter must be designed compliant with the 2018 building codes. The building permit application date is established by submitting a complete application for any required step of building permit review prior to February 1, 2021. This may include, but is not limited to, Lot Certification, Project Water Review, Critical Areas Review, or Septic/Sewer Review. This application date will remain valid as long as the application does not expire and all deferred information, including but not limited to construction plans, stormwater plan, contractor information, etc., is submitted within 6 months of the building code change or at the discretion of the Planning Director for good cause within a period not to exceed one year.

General Information

Questions for Our Team:

General questions:
PDS@co.skagit.wa.us or reception line, 360-416-1320.

Specific questions: PDS Staff Directory

To better assist our team, provide your project number (if applicable), parcel number (if available) and preferred contact method. Response time may be delayed due to the large volume of phone calls and emails our staff is currently receiving.

Application Submittals (PDS@co.skagit.wa.us):

Please send applications in PDF format with a file and message size no greater than 30 MB. Please review our Electronic Document Submittal Guidelines for more information. Businesses are available to assist with document scanning. An email with a link to a file share site (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.) is acceptable.

We will review the applications in the order they come in. Please make sure you have a complete application or appeal, otherwise it will not be processed. You will be contacted by our department for payment if the application is deemed complete or you will be given a list of additional items required for resubmittal. At this time, we can only process payments by credit card over the phone. An application will not be deemed complete without receipt of payment. Development Permit Issuance: Once your application has been approved, the contact(s) listed on the permit will receive an email and phone call for payment. A digital signature will be required prior to permit issuance Permit packets will be emailed. Please make sure to print all necessary documents at the correct sizes for your job site. Comment Letters (PDScomments@co.skagit.wa.us):

Comment letters are for active land use plans or permit applications, more information can be found here.

General questions should be sent to PDS@co.skagit.wa.us.

 

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Physical and Mailing Address
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon WA 98273

Reception Counter
M-F: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Phone: 360-416-1320

Permit Counter
M-W, F: 8:00am – 3:30pm
Th: 9:00am – 3:30pm

Inspection Line
360-416-1330

Payments (by phone)
M-F: 8-3:30pm

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STATE BUILDING CODE REVISIONS

Washington State has adopted a revised version of the State Building Code effective February 1, with new standards for building safety, fire safety, and energy code compliance. More information may be found at the Washington State Building Code Council webpage. Projects with a building permit application date prior to February 1, 2021 must be designed compliant with the 2015 building codes. Projects with a building permit application date February 1, 2021 or thereafter must be designed compliant with the 2018 building codes. The building permit application date is established by submitting a complete application for any required step of building permit review prior to February 1, 2021. This may include, but is not limited to, Lot Certification, Project Water Review, Critical Areas Review, or Septic/Sewer Review. This application date will remain valid as long as the application does not expire and all deferred information, including but not limited to construction plans, stormwater plan, contractor information, etc., is submitted within 6 months of the building code change or at the discretion of the Planning Director for good cause within a period not to exceed one year.

General Information

Questions for Our Team:

General questions:
PDS@co.skagit.wa.us or reception line, 360-416-1320.

Specific questions: PDS Staff Directory

To better assist our team, provide your project number (if applicable), parcel number (if available) and preferred contact method. Response time may be delayed due to the large volume of phone calls and emails our staff is currently receiving.

Application Submittals (PDS@co.skagit.wa.us):

Please send applications in PDF format with a file and message size no greater than 30 MB. Please review our Electronic Document Submittal Guidelines for more information. Businesses are available to assist with document scanning. An email with a link to a file share site (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.) is acceptable.

We will review the applications in the order they come in. Please make sure you have a complete application or appeal, otherwise it will not be processed. You will be contacted by our department for payment if the application is deemed complete or you will be given a list of additional items required for resubmittal. At this time, we can only process payments by credit card over the phone. An application will not be deemed complete without receipt of payment. Development Permit Issuance: Once your application has been approved, the contact(s) listed on the permit will receive an email and phone call for payment. A digital signature will be required prior to permit issuance Permit packets will be emailed. Please make sure to print all necessary documents at the correct sizes for your job site. Comment Letters (PDScomments@co.skagit.wa.us):

Comment letters are for active land use plans or permit applications, more information can be found here.

General questions should be sent to PDS@co.skagit.wa.us.

 

Popular Topics

2020 First Quarter Data Report
Accessory Dwelling Units
Building Permit Application Packet
Clearing, Grading, and Forest Practices
Construction Exempt from a Building Permit
Concrete Nor’West Grip Road Gravel Mine
Home-Based Business
Lake Erie Pit LLC Gravel Mine Expansion
Recent Legal Notices


Physical and Mailing Address
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon WA 98273

Reception Counter
M-F: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Phone: 360-416-1320

Permit Counter
M-W, F: 8:00am – 3:30pm
Th: 9:00am – 3:30pm

Inspection Line
360-416-1330

Payments (by phone)
M-F: 8-3:30pm

Receive email updates from Planning and Development Services
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planning
Permit
Building permit FAQ
Forms and handouts
Fee Schedule
Application appointments
Property Info Search
Check permit status
Active permits map

   
planning
Natural Resources
Agricultural and forest lands
Critical Areas FAQs
Drinking Water
Geologically Hazardous Areas
Shorelines
Stormwater
Streams and wetlands
   
planning
Community Planning
Current & historical projects
Planning Commission

Comprehensive Plan
Suggest a plan or code amendment
   
planning
Reports
Data, Growth, Housing, Agricultural,
and Annual Reports
   
planning
Public Notices and
Comment Opportunities
Recent legal notices
Sign up for e-mail notifications

How to comment
   
planning
Code Compliance
About the process
Submit a Request for Investigation

Track compliance
   
planning
Reference
Zoning map
Building & Land Use Code

Administrative Official Interpretations

Edison Subarea Clean Water District
Pipeline Safety
About the Department