Planning & Community Development

Happy Holidays!  

Planning & Community Development will close front counter and consultation hours early at 12 noon on Wednesday, December 13th.

Customer Counter Hours 

The Planning and Community Development counter is open 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm for permit specialist questions. 

Planning and Building will be available for 15-minute walk in project questions between the hours of 9:00 am-12:00 pm and Development Engineers will be available Mon-Wed 8:00 am-12:00 pm, as availability allows. 

For consultations that include multiple professional staff, schedule a consultation using the instructions below.

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The State Building Code Council voted to delay the effective date of adopting the Wildland Urban Interface Code (WUI) with state amendments.  The new effective date for all building codes is March 15, 2024.  To see how the WUI code will affect development projects on Bainbridge Island, visit our Building WUI webpage.

Consultations with a Planner - Schedule via the Online Permit Center

  1. Go to the Online Permit Center and either log in or create an account. 
  2. Click on “My Portal”
  3. Click “Apply Online”
  4. Select the “Planning” category
  5. Select “Planning Consultation”

Once you have filled out the info needed, you can click “Submit”. If you do not pay at submittal, an invoice will be emailed to you. Once the invoice is paid, you will get an email from a permit specialist with available dates and times.

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  2. Pay an Invoice
  3. Consultations  & Inspections
  4. Online Permit Center

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