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DCD has made changes to its Web page to improve our customer-centered approach to permitting. Please visit our "What's New!" webpage for the latest updates.
Staff Consultation and Self-Service
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. 48 hour minimum advance scheduling is required. All Customer Assistance Meetings in 2022 will be free. Customer Assistance Meetings are still scheduled through the DCD website and last 30 minutes per meeting.
Public Comment Period Open
The Jefferson County Department of Community Development has opened a public comment period regarding draft regulations for the siting, establishment, and operation of temporary housing facilities for homeless or unhoused people seeking assistance. This project is assigned Case #MLA22-00035. An online public hearing is scheduled at the Jefferson County Planning Commission on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 5:30 PM. The draft ordinance sets forth requirements for site planning, building and health standards, operation, and duration of a temporary housing facility.
For links to access the hearing and project documents, click here.
Moratorium: Ordinance No. 09-1210-21
MORATORIUM UPDATE DECEMBER 20, 2021
On December 20, 2021, Ordinance No. 09 1210 21 amended Ordinance No. 05 1004 21 Relating to Land Use and Building Regulations and Declaring an Emergency; Establishing a Moratorium on Acceptance and Processing of Applications that Require Recognition of Legal Lots of Record and Plats in Existence Prior to September 7, 1971 for the Purpose of Further Development.
The amendment approved more exemptions to the moratorium.
If your property is not located in a pre-1971 plat, you are not affected by the moratorium.
Why enact this moratorium?
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: