Planning and Development Services

Director: Dale Pernula

Permit guidelines
Fee Schedule
Check permit status

Active permits map
Natural Resources
Agricultural and forest lands
Critical Areas FAQs
Drinking Water
Geologically Hazardous Areas
Streams and wetlands
Community Planning
Current & historical projects
Planning Commission

Comprehensive Plan
Suggest a plan or code amendment
Public Notices and
Comment Opportunities
Recent legal notices
Sign up for e-mail notifications

How to comment
Code Compliance
About the process
Report a violation

Track compliance
Zoning map
Building & Land Use Code

Administrative Official Interpretations

Edison Subarea Clean Water District
Pipeline Safety
About the Department



  • Gravel pit application received
    Concrete Nor'west is proposing a gravel mining operation near Grip Road.

  • Cards and checks only
    Due to the low frequency with which customers pay in cash, and security considerations, we will discontinue accepting cash for permits starting January 1.

  • Comprehensive Plan 2016 Update
    Skagit County adopted the state-mandated periodic update of the Comprehensive Plan and development regulations on time and
    under budget.

  • Shoreline Master Program Update
    Skagit County is working on updating our 1970s-era shoreline regulations.

  • Stormwater Permitting
    Skagit County is one of the first governments in the region to
    achieve compliance with the updated Municipal Stormwater
    Permit for Western Washington.

  • Active Permits Map
    Browse active permits for the last five years in unincorporated Skagit County on our interactive map.

Popular Topics
Marijuana Permitting
Potentially Dangerous Wild Animals

Seasonal Farmworker Housing at Raspberry Ridge

Tesoro Refinery Clean Products Upgrade Project

Physical and Mailing Address
1800 Continental Place
Mount Vernon WA 98273

Contact the Department
General questions 360-416-1320 | fax (more info)
Request inspections 360-416-1330
Staff Contacts by Topic

Reception: Monday - Friday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Building permit applications by appointment only
Other permit applications, revision submittals, questions, and assistance:
Walk-in: Monday - Friday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm