Monday - Thursday
9:00 to 4:30
12:00 - 1:00 for lunch
Fridays, Weekends & Holidays:
The Department of Community
Development (DCD) is composed of three divisions: Building /
Inspections, Development Review, and Long-Range Planning. The
three divisions work together to fulfill the duties and
responsibilities of the Department.
Where is the office? -
Accessible from Sims Way (SR 20) in Port Townsend, through the last set of doors
on the right in
the Castle Hill Mall at 621 Sheridan Street.
To preserve and enhance
the quality of life in Jefferson County by promoting a vibrant
economy, sound communities and a healthy environment.
DCD drafts land use policy and
regulations, shepherds proposals through the public process, and
implements policies and regulations adopted by the Board of County
Commissioners. DCD reviews building and land use permit
applications and coordinates regulatory responsibility with other
County departments and State and Federal agencies. DCD
together with the Planning Commission forms the Planning Agency. Go
to the Issue Links page for specific
Duties - See Jefferson
County Code (JCC)
18.05.040 for a list of Department of
Community Development duties.
On-site sewage system (septic)
approval - DCD also accepts applications and fees for on-site sewage system (septic) approval.
The applications are reviewed by the Environmental Health Division of the
Department of Public Health.
For technical information regarding the review of on-site sewage
system applications, contact Environmental Health at (360) 385-9444, 615 Sheridan St., Port Townsend WA
Permit Technicians and
Building Permits /
Inspections - Building
Division - DRD
Long Range Division
Planning - LRP
General Comments/Questions -
Development Review Division - If your comment or question
pertains to a site-specific permit application and the permit review
Long Range Planning Division - For matters related to the
Comprehensive Plan and development regulations
Planning Commission - To submit comments to the Planning
- We are continually trying to improve
so please do not hesitate to give us
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