San Juan County Annual Docket
The Growth Management Act at RCW 36.70A.470(2) allows any interested person, including applicants, citizens, hearing examiners, and staff of other agencies, to request amendments to the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan or development code. This process is known as the annual “Docket” process. There are two types of amendments:
- Comprehensive Plan/Code Text Amendments, and
- Comprehensive Plan Map Amendments
Suggestions for amendments are submitted to the Community Development Department by March 1 each year on forms provided below. Additional information related to the process and Frequently Asked Questions can be found by clicking on the "Docket Process" icon to the right.
A map amendment (also known as a site specific redesignation) has a fee associated with it.
Annual Comprehensive Plan Docket Calendar
January– Establish Docket Calendar, Publish Notice of Docket Application Due Date
February– Publish Notice of Docket Application Due Date
March 1– Docket Applications due
April– DCD Staff Prepares Initial Docket
May– Staff Briefs County Council and Planning Commission on Initial Docket
June– Joint County Council/Planning Commission Hearing to Set Final Docket (By Resolution)
October*–Planning Commission Public Hearing and Recommendation on Final Docket Ordinances
November*– Council Hearings on Final Docket Ordinances
December*– Council Adopts Final Docket Ordinances
* This schedule required only for Comprehensive Plan amendments which are limited to once per year. Due to short timeframe, items from previous years that took longer to complete may be included.