Apply, Search, & Pay for Permits

Search Permits and Pay Fees

Find permits applied for from October 2009 to the present, pay permit fees, and submit burn permit applications online.  We only accept credit card payments for amounts of $250 and under.
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Closed Building Permits prior to 2010

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Assessor's Log - Building Permits 1974 - 1988

How to Apply for Burn Permits in San Juan County

A residential burn permit for fires 10 feet or less in diameter can be applied for in the following ways:

In person at:

  1. Fire District Offices on San Juan, Shaw, Orcas or Lopez;  
  2. San Juan County Department of Community Development, 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250  

Online at: 

Instructions for making on-line applications: 


First-time users, follow these steps:

  1. Register as a "New User" by completing a short registration form and click on "Register"
  2. Under New Customers, click on "Create New Account”and complete another short form.  (It is not necessary to enter your Drivers' License Number
  3. Select “Apply for a permit”

If you’re already registered, follow these steps:

  1. Select “Registered Users” and log in
  2. Select “Apply for a permit”

Building, Land Use, and Fire Marshal Fees

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