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What We Do 

The Planning and Community Development (PCD) department coordinates and manages land use activity on Bainbridge Island, WA. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of the Comprehensive Plan 
  • Development Review
  • Building permits & inspections
  • Code Compliance
  • Administration of Building, Shoreline, Environmental, and Subdivision regulations



  • Request For Proposal - The City of Bainbridge Island is requesting proposals from qualified consultants for a Planning and Community Development 100% cost recovery fee study (i.e. fully burdened rate). In 2018, the City reviewed 285 planning permits, 774 building permits and conducted 5,021 inspections. Permit fees were last updated in 2006. Proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2019.

  • 08/01/19  -  REVISION FEE: The City will begin charging for revisions to submitted plan sets effective August 1, 2019. The revision plan review fee is $151.74 an hour with a minimum ½ hour ($75.87).  The fee will be assessed and due when the revision is picked up. Revision Form (B107); 2 paper copies of the revision and an electronic copy of all submitted documents must be filled out and turned in. (BIMC 15.04.020, 15.04.040.A.4 and BIMC 15.04.050.B)