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Posted on: March 2, 2021

2021 Accessory Dwelling Unit Lottery Results

The 2021 ADU lottery was held at 11:30 on March 1, 2021.  There were 10 applicants for construction of a new detached ADU and 8 eligibility spots.  There were 3 applicants for conversion of an existing structure to a detached ADU and 2 e...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

2021 Accessory Dwelling Unit Lottery

The ADU permit lottery drawing will be held at 11:30 AM on March 1 at the Department of Community Development (DCD)front counter and virtually through Microsoft Teams.  Instructions for joining the Microsoft Teams meeting is provided below. &...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Vacation Rental Moratorium In Effect

The moratorium is in effect through July 13, 2021. A public hearing on the moratorium will be held by County Council on February 23, 2021. Click here to see the resolution. 

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Posted on: December 28, 2020


Inspections will not be conducted on jobsites where workers are not wearing masks. If workers don't have masks available and/or are unable to mask up, a re-inspection will need to be requested. Please see the COVID Alert issued by San Juan County.

Posted on: October 22, 2020

DCD & Health Drop Box at Courthouse

The most efficient way to submit building applications to the County is online at, You can also use the dropbox at the entrance to the Courthouse to submit forms and payments for Burn Permits, Land Use, Building, Right of Way, Water Avai...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

New Building Codes Effective Date Feb 1, 2021 (Updated 1-19-2021)

The Governor has REPEALED THE DELAY of implementation of the 2018 International Codes and Washington State Amendments. NEW CODES TAKE EFFECT FEB 1st. 2021  Building permit applications submitted on or after close of business day, Jan 30th 2021 wi...

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