Posted on: August 9, 2017

Preliminary Draft Housing Needs Assessment Available For Review

The preliminary draft of the Housing Needs Assessment is available for public review and comment.  This is the first step in amending Element 5 Housing and Appendix 5 Housing Needs Assessment of the Comprehensive Plan.  A preliminary rev...

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Posted on: August 8, 2017

County Council Adopts 2036 Population Projection

County Council signed Resolution 27 - 2017 adopting a 2036 permanent population as the basis of the Comprehensive Plan update.  A County population of 19, 243 in 2036 is consistent with the range of population figures provided by the OFM and is c...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

NOTICE TO BUILDERS IN SAN JUAN COUNTY

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Beginning September 1, 2017, San Juan County will enforce the requirement of the Washington State Energy Code Section R403.7.1 for all new construction and major remodels.

Electric Resistance Zone Heated Units:

All detached one- and two-family dwellings and...

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Community Development
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Fire Danger in San Juan County Upgraded to High

Recreation

Increased heat and lack of precipitation have upgraded the county-wide fire danger to high.  Recreational campfires two feet by two feet or less are still permitted. Please refrain from burning anything but clean, dry, split, firewood. If possibl...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Today is the Last Day of the Burning Season

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All commercial and residential permits for the 2016-2017 burn season expire on 6/30/2017. Recreational camp fires that are in a fire ring and have a dimension of no more than 2’ by 2’ continue to be allowed in San Juan County until further notice. &nb...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

FEMA Flood Risk Open House

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) held a Flood Risk Open House on May 10th in Friday Harbor addressing the new flood insurance rate mapping process. Newly released preliminary flood maps provide updated flood hazard areas along the coastlines...Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Population Projection Proposed for the 2036 Comprehensive Plan Update

On Monday, April 17, 2017, the San Juan County Council was briefed on the Department of Community Development’s recommended twenty-year population projection.  The discussion may be viewed at: http://www.sanjuanco.com/903/Counc...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

2017 DETACHED ADU CONVERSION PERMIT LOTTERY

San Juan County Department of Community Development (DCD) will hold a lottery for ADU conversion permits, open to the public, on March 8, 2017, at 11:30 am, at the front counter in the DCD office at 135 Rhone St, Friday Harbor, WA. &...

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