The SJC Department of Community Development office will be closed on Wednesday June 19th and 26th. Staff will be training on the new permit software and expediting permit application review. We apologize for any inconvenience. Read on...
The draft Gross Developable Lands Inventory web map is available for public comment through June 28, 2019. This is the first step in the Land Capacity Analysis that will quantify possible future development given existing development and regulations. Read on...
San Juan County Department of Community Development (DCD) held a lottery for Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permits on March 5, 2019. The results of the lottery are now available on the SJC Website. Additional Info...
The Department of Community Development (DCD) has issued a new policy about the development of residential appurtenances in the shoreline jurisdiction and has addressed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about shoreline development in a new bulletin. San Juan County Code Chapter 18.50
San Juan County Department of Community Development (DCD) will hold a lottery for Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permits, open to the public, on March 5, 2019, at 11:30 am, at the front counter in the DCD office,135 Rhone St, Friday Harbor, WA. Read on...
Our Staff“To support healthy, diverse, sustainable island communities, and a high quality of life through effective planning, administration, and enforcement of building and land use codes that balance and accommodate appropriate development of the community while protecting the natural environment.”
Our Mission . . .
- To provide information to customers in a proactive manner, helping them to arrive at decisions consistent with the San Juan County Mission Statement
- To provide permit applicants with sufficient information to make practical permit decisions.
- To provide decision making bodies with sufficient information to make accurate permit decisions without continuances or delays.
- To provide timely and accurate information to permit applicants and interested parties regarding actions taken and appeal rights.
- To utilize new technologies to reduce the time and costs associated with providing the services of the department.