How May We Help You?
DCD has recently been working on some upgrades to our website in order to improve our customer-centric approach to permitting. Please visit our "What's New!" webpage for the latest updates.
DCD offers a suite of options to answer questions and help plan development (See FAQ’s and/or Customer Assistance Self-Service Guide):
Staff-Consultation Meeting by Appointment. This is our new Customer Assistance Meeting (CAM). Schedule an appointment or request an email to discuss more in-depth questions and projects. Examples include how critical area and shoreline regulations affect projects. Fees start at $50 for a 15-30 minute appointment.* 48 hour minimum advance scheduling is required. Customer Service fees up to $96 are credited to a permit application if the customer applies within one year from the date of the meeting.
Self-service Many tools, such as those listed below, are available to research property online. The DCD office also has a computer available during business hours for public research.
These are the most frequently used tools for researching a property:
- Maps & GIS: This is the page that let’s you access our mapping software. It allows you to look at your property from an aerial point of view and then "drill down" to more specific information, like deed and sales information on the Assessor’s website. Need a place to start? The Land Records Mapping Application is your best bet.
- Laserfiche: This is our archival records management software. Files we place in there are intended for public viewing and archiving. It’s full of all sorts of good stuff. We keep the link to Laserfiche on our Public Documents page.
- Permit Database Search Tool: Have questions about what permits have been issued for the property you are researching? This is the place to start.
Click HERE to view our most frequently asked questions.
BUILDING CODE UPDATES
The current effective date of the 2018 building code is February 1, 2021. Any building plans received through April 30, 2021 will be accepted by Jefferson County under both the 2015 or 2018 Building Codes. This includes International Codes, Washington State amendments, and Washington State energy and plumbing codes. To see how the codes have changed visit:
The current effective date of the 2018 building code is 02-01-21. Any building plans received through 04-30-21 will be accepted by Jefferson County under both the 2015 or 2018 Building Codes. Read on...
DID YOU KNOW??? When you rent out your single-family home or ADU for 30 days or less (a transient rental) you need to apply for a permit from DCD. Read on...