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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



  • Mark your calendar: Moratorium workshopsOpen House

    Staff will host two open houses to share information on the development moratorium workplan items and common questions about planning and building. The workshops will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall:

    • First Hour: Staff will provide an overview of the development moratorium workplan and presentation on the new subdivision regulations and design guidelines.
    • Second Hour: Staff will explain how to navigate the Planning & Community Development Department. They'll briefly explain the permit process, how to research the status of a permit and your own property, how to stay informed on PCD projects, and more.
    • Final Hour: There will be booths with staff available for the public to ask questions, including information on tree regulations, permits, committees, moratorium topics, and more.
    • If you have questions about the moratorium or upcoming workshops, please contact PCD staff at
  • The Planning & Community Development Department will be closed for process improvements on Thursday, November 14, 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)