Current Planning

The Current Planning division is responsible for the administration and regulation of land development, comprehensive land use planning, environmental services, and the processing of land use permits by applying current Anacortes Municipal Code, the Shoreline Master Program and other Washington State and US Federal laws.

The Division provides assistance to the public on questions regarding land development; subdivision; land use and zoning; environmental applications; shoreline development; and provides technical support to the Planning Commission; Hearing Examiner; the City Council, and other agencies on a wide array of community development issues.

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Pre-Application Meetings

The City offers pre-application meetings with City staff to discuss your preliminary ideas and what it would take to make them happen. These meetings are typically held virtually on Tuesday afternoons.

To schedule, please complete the Pre-Application Conference Application and send it to Staff will follow up with a meeting date and time

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