Planning & Community Development
City facilities, including City Hall, Municipal Court, and the Police Station, will remain closed to the public through at least April 8 pursuant to Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.
Gov. Jay Inslee announced new measures March 25 to combat COVID-19 and released additional guidance for construction in his ’Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order. Under the Governor’s order, “construction is not considered to be an essential activity.” As a result, all construction – residential and commercial – is not authorized while the order is in place and is subject to limited exceptions. Please see the Building Department Update for more information about what activities can occur under the order and how it is impacting other essential facilities such as parks and schools on the City’s COVID page.
The City has implemented changes to its processes to allow residents to access as many City services as possible through electronic submittals, email and phone.
The Planning and Community Development Department can be reached by phone at 206-780-3750 (general line) or 206-780-3770 (planner of the day).
Appointments for submitting building and land use permits are no longer required. All building and land use permits should be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, planners and inspectors can continue to be reached by email and phone (see staff directory).
Emergency building inspections can be scheduled by calling 206-780-3789.
All permit applications and revision requests are now being accepted via email!
Follow these easy steps and submit with success:
- Combine plan sets into one PDF
- Indicate what each document is by its file name
Example: Floor Plans, Site Plan, Narrative, etc.
- When resubmitting plans, submit entire corrected set, do not extract and submit single pages
- Email submittal items to email@example.com
- Subject line should read PERMIT APPLICATION
- Upon receipt of all submittals, an invoice will be delivered via email
To make a payment on an invoice received while City Hall is closed, we have several options available:
- By phone: 206-780-8591
- Pay box: Put a check or envelope in the pay box located near the disable parking area on the east end of City Hall.
Applicants will not pay credit card service fees for any City services, including permits, while City Hall is closed. The City will pay the fees charged by the third-party vendor.
What We Do
The Planning and Community Development (PCD) department coordinates and manages land use activity on Bainbridge Island, WA.
City hall is currently closed to the public through April 3, 2020.
Planning & Community Development staff may be contacted
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone - (206) 780-3750.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we modify the way we work to meet the current COVID-19 crisis needs.
Please note that in-person appointments are not currently being held as city hall is closed to the public through April 3, 2020. Some appointments may be occurring via phone and video conferencing. Please contact Planning & Community Development staff at email@example.com if you would like to schedule a submittal or consultation meeting.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we define new ways to continue serving you during this COVID-19 crisis.
Permit specialist, planners and building inspectors are available in-person for general questions, Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Staff is available by "appointment only" in the afternoon. Permit submittal and consultation appointments can be made online for either am or pm appointments. All other type of appointments must be made with the staff member directly.
Types of appointments available:
Building Permits: 8 am – 12 pm & 1 pm - 3 pm Monday through Friday
Solar, Roofing, Plumbing and Mechanical permits may be applied for online. All other building permits are accepted by appointment. Walk-in permit submittals are still accepted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Scheduled appointments take priority.
Land Use: 1 pm - 3 pm Tuesday & 9 am - 11 am Wednesday/Thursday
Appointments are required to submit for certain permit types. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unsure of the land use permit required for your project.
Consultation: 8:30 am Monday/Wednesday/Friday
Meet with a city planner and a development engineer to discuss your project. The purpose of the Consultation is to discuss in general terms project permit application questions. Staff will not prepare for the consultation nor will they produce any written or electronic documentation of the discussion. It is the applicant’s responsibility to take notes. As no project permit application will have been submitted at the time of such a meeting, the city will not make any binding commitments. The Director is authorized to deduct the consultation fee from the official land use permit fee if a subsequent pre-application meeting or land use permit is applied for by the applicant within one year of a consultation meeting. A fee of $180 will be due at the time of the meeting.
Inspections may also be requested by calling the Inspection Line at (206) 780-3789. Building inspections may be requested for AM (9 am - 12:30 pm) or PM (Noon to 3:30 PM) and will be assigned based on inspector availability. Specific time slots can not be guaranteed and may change based on demand.
Requesting an inspection for public works, electrical, fire and/or Kitsap County Health District or engineering? Instructions found here.
The Citizen Self Service Center allows you to do the following online:
- Check the status of a permit
- Apply for a permit (some restrictions apply)
- Schedule an inspection
- View inspection schedule
- Pay permit fees
Other items available online are: