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IMPORTANT NOTICE (June 22, 2020)

We Are Open!

While we are not offering in person interactions, we continue to assist customers via phone and email. Please see below for how to ask questions, submit applications and call for inspections.

We will continue to keep the community updated with any changes through our website. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to continuing to assist you in your planning and development needs!

What Does This Mean?

Permit Counter and Reception Counter

We are currently closed to the public at this time.


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.

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.

Payments (360-416-1320)

Payments are by phone only, Monday – Friday 8:00am-3:30pm.

Development Permit Issuance

Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email for payment. A digital signature will be required prior to permit issuance.  If you submitted a paper application, your permit packet will be available in our pick up box located in the vestibule of our office. To receive your permit packet, please call ahead so we can have your permit placed in the box prior to your arrival.  If you submitted an electronic application, your permit will be issued via email.

Development Permit Inspections (360-416-1330)

Please be aware of the requirements the Governor issued regarding workplace safety: Phase 2 Construction COVID-19 Job Site Requirements, including the use of personal protection equipment, social distancing, worker training, handwashing stations, etc. All inspections within occupied structures will be completed via FaceTime, Zoom, or equivalent. This option may also be available for other inspections, if practical.

If you received permit approvals or other related documentation electronically, please make sure that all documentation are printed out and available at the jobsite.  For all projects, inspectors will not conduct inspections unless these documents are available.

  • General questions about how to comply with construction safety practices should be submitted to the state’s Business Response Center.
  • Workplace safety and health complaints should be submitted to the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) Call Center: 1-800-423-7233 or via e-mail to adag235@lni.wa.gov.
  • All other violations related to Governor’s Proclamations can be submitted here.
Code Compliance

(360-416-1343 or pdsenforcement@co.skagit.wa.us)

Please leave a message and your call will be returned by the Code Enforcement Officer.  If you have specific questions regarding a pending code enforcement case or would like to request an extension of a compliance deadline, please include the case number (if known), your address and contact information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Public Hearings

July 21
Countywide Planning Policies
Flood Damage Prevention Code Amendments

Popular Topics

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



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Mount Vernon WA 98273

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planning
Permit
Application Submittals
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
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Comment Opportunities
Recent legal notices
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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

 

Upcoming Public Hearings

July 21
Countywide Planning Policies
Flood Damage Prevention Code Amendments

Popular Topics

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

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
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ATTENTION:  New winter hours in affect from November 1th, 2019 – January 31st, 2019
Reception: Monday - Friday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Make an appointment to apply
Other permit applications, revision submittals, questions, and assistance:
Walk-in: TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
*Money can not be processed by the department after 3:30pm.  Please plan accordingly.