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Critical Area and Cultural Resource Assessments, and pre-applications are available at the Department of Community Development (DCD) at no cost to applicants. Having this done prior to making application for a permit saves time in submission and review processes.
If you are contemplating land development such as installation of a well, septic system or driveway, demolition, or construction of a building including expansion or exterior remodeling, or shoreline tree removal, please submit a request for a Critical Area and Archaeological Map Review of your property to DCD PRIOR to submittal of your permit application. There is no fee for this service.
This review will help you determine what reports may be required with your permit application and identify site constraints that may affect your project design, location, and site plan. Without the appropriate information in your application and on your site plan, your permit approval may be delayed while you obtain that information, or make site plan revisions.
The map review request form is available at: https://www.sanjuanco.com/1301/Pre-Application-Assistance or the DCD office, 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor during weekday business hours from 8 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays).
The form may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, dropped off at DCD, or mailed to SJC Community Development P.O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.
Inter-departmental staff is available to review these projects and pre-application materials, and meet with applicants to ensure all project elements are included prior to submitting an application.