Planning & Community Development

Planning & Community Development Counter Reopening July 1, 2021

With City hall reopening on July 1, 2021, we will resume counter service to the public. Open counter hours will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon on a first come, first served basis.  Permit application submittal will continue to be by appointment only. Digital documents only to be submitted.

City to Resume In Person Payments July 1, 2021

Beginning July 1, the City will resume in-person payments. Customers will be responsible for convenience fees for any credit card payments. 

Planning & Community Development rolls out new phase in electronic permitting process:  Applicant Uploaded Submittals. 

Steps for applying and uploading documents are found on our Submitting a Permit Application webpage.  

To see the most commonly required submittal documents for each permit type, please click one of the links below:

Land Use Permits
Commercial Building Permits
Residential Building Permits

  1. Main
  2. Pay an Invoice
  3. Appointments & 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