Planning & Zoning



Burn Permit: 
No fee, permit Required

Business Licenses: (Annual Fee)
Annual Income....Fee
$2,001 to $3,000....$25
$3,001 to $10,000....$50
$10,001& up....$75
Non-residential, $2,000 & up.... $75

Pet Licenses: (Annual Fee)
Dogs, unaltered...$30
Dogs, altered...$15
Cats, unaltered....$15
Cats, altered....$7.50

Hydrant-Use:
Damage Deposit: $75
Connect/Disconnect: $50 ea.
Min. Usage: $25
Actual Usage: $2.65 per 1 CCF

Right-of-Way Permit: $25





Building Permits:
Admin Fee: $20
State Fee Residential: $6.50, plus $2 per addt. unit
State Fee Commercial: $25
Inspections: *Actual hours billed
Other Fees: View Fee Schedule 

Land-Use:
Shoreline Permit: $800 + notice fees
Shoreline Exempt: $100
Short Plat: $200 + $25/lot
Subdivision: $800 + $25/lot
Floodplain: $25
SEPA: $150 + notice fees
Conditional Use: $250
Temporary Use: $250
Major Variance: $250
Minor Variance: $150

Street Vacate Petition:
Filling Fee: $150
Appraisal: $500 min. (actual costs apply)

Contact Building & Planning for permit inspections: 360.795.3067; To download a printable building permit form click here.

BUILDING CODES - CMC 15.10: (Update by Ordinance 642-21)The Town has adopted the 2018 International Building Codes, including those for residential, mechanical, fire, and building codes; as well as any related Wahkiakum County Building & Planning Codes; or requirements and the duct insulation requirements of Chapter 51-11 WAC (Washington State Energy Code); or where applicable, the Town's energy code as set forth in CMC 15.10.030. 

You can download the applicable codes below:
(a) The 2018 edition of the International Building Code, including Washington State amendments, pursuant to WAC 51-50;

(b) The 2018 edition of the International Residential Code, including Washington State amendments, pursuant to WAC 51-51;

(c) The 2018 edition of the International Mechanical Code, including Washington State amendments, pursuant to WAC 51-52;;

(d) The 2018 edition of the International Fire Code, including Washington State amendments, pursuant to WAC 51-54A;

(e) The 2015 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code, including Washington State amendments, pursuant to WAC 51-56;

(f) The 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code, commercial, including Washington State amendments, pursuant to WAC 51-11C; and

(g) The 2018 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code, residential, including Washington State amendments, pursuant to  WAC 51-11R.

DANGEROUS BUILDING CODES - CMC 15.15: There is adopted by the town that certain code known as the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings, the 1991 Edition thereof and the whole thereof, save and except such portions as are hereinafter deleted, modified or amended in this chapter.

MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS - CMC 15.20

SEPA/JARPA/CRITICAL AREAS - CMC Title 14

SUBDIVISIONS - CMC 17.32

ZONING - CMC Title 18
ZONING DISTRICTS - CMC 18

Residential District (R): Single-family dwelling, associated public and quasi-public uses; and two-family, multifamily, boarding houses, apartment houses, associated public and quasi-public uses.

Commercial District (C): Retail activities, motels, hotels, etc.

Commercial/Industrial District (CI): Retail activities, motels, hotels, service stations, etc.; and warehousing, fabricating, manufacturing, and wholesale sales.

To view the Zoning Map click here.
To view the County GIS Map
click here.
The owners of an interest in any real estate abutting upon any street or alley who may desire to vacate the street or alley, or any part thereof, may petition the town council to make vacation, giving a description of the property to be vacated.

For all of the requirements and procedures, please view CMC 12.24.
Download or view all of the Town's Shoreline Master Programs documents here: Shoreline Master Program Documents