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Development Code Docket

​What's New:

  • June 9, 2020 - Interim Emergency Housing Ordinance No. 15792 adopted for 6 month renewal. You can view the ordinance here and the renewal FAQ sheet here.

    The Board of County Commissioners held a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, June 9, at 3 p.m., where they voted 2-1 to renew the county's interim Emergency Housing Ordinance (EHO) for a six month period.  You can watch the virtual public hearing at:

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  • June 2, 2020 - Dev Code Docket Item A-16 (PART) - "Amend Zoning Ordinances to Review Vesting" was adopted on June 2, 2020. This ordinance changes the validity period for critical area determinations from one year to three years. View the adopted ordinance here.


The development code docket is a list of proposed changes to County land use and development regulations. Anyone may request a change, and all requests are first put on a Preliminary Docket.  Next, the Board of County Commissioners (BoCC) decide which items, if any, will go from the Preliminary Docket to the Official Docket through the Docketing Process (PDF) (detailed memo on docket process, PDF). The BoCC then forwards the Official Docket to staff and the Planning Commission for analysis, review and public hearings.  After the Planning Commission completes its work, items go back to the BoCC, which decides whether or not to adopt them as regulation. 

County Development Code Regulations (2020-2021)
These County codes (also referred to as Titles, or chapters within a Title) are updated or revised through the Development Code Docket process.  

Items on the 2020/2021 Official Development Code Docket

  • A-7 - Review of Low Impact Development Standards (All Codes)

  • A-16 - Amend Zoning Ordinances to add a Site Plan Review and Review Vesting (Titles 20, 21, 22, 23) Complete June 2, 2020

  • A-6 - Shoreline Master Program - CAO and Other Revisions to Ensure Consistency with SMP Update (Title 24, Other Codes)

  • A-8 - Habitat Conservation Plan Implementation Ordinance (Title 17, Title 24)

  • A-13 - Miscellaneous Clerical Errors (All Land Use Codes)

  • A-15 - Change the name of Chapter 20.60 (Title 20)

  • A-18 - Update the Agirucltural Activities Critical Areas Ordinance for Consistency with Voluntary Stewardship Program (Title 17, Title 24)

  • A-19 - Wireless Communication Facilities (Titles 20, 21, 22, and 23)

  • A-20 - Permitted Childcare Centers (All Zoning Codes)

  • A-21 - Rural Accessory Dwelling Units (Title 20)

  • A-22 - Boundary Line Adjustment Standards (Title 18)               

  • A-23 - Address Rural Water Availability (All Codes)

  • A-25 - Amend the Forest Lands Conversion Ordinance and Review Tree Protection Standards (Chapter 17.25, Titles 20, 21, 22, 23)

  • CR-5 - Johnson Smokehouse Special Uses (Chapter 20.54)

  • CR-6 - Peace Lutheran Special Use Standards for places of Worship (Title 23)


I'm Ready to Apply:

Start Here: Building Development Center (New Page) 


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Learn About the Process: The Complete Development Code Amendment Process (PDF)