APPLYING FOR A PERMIT
updated 12/2/22

All Planning and Building Permit applications are now accepted online via our permit portal (SmartGov) and need to be submitted electronically.  We no longer accept paper applications with the exception of construction drawings. 
Please select the appropriate option below for more information.



BEFORE YOU APPLY

When preparing to submit your application, please note that our permitting process is designed to assist the public in steps. Each step includes a checklist outlining how to proceed along with the necessary applications to move forward in the process.  If your project has not received the prior step(s) approval, application(s) submitted out of order will not be reviewed until all applicable approvals have been granted.


PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

Residential
Residential building permits encompass a wide range of projects including single-family residences, duplexes, town homes, accessory structures, alterations, change of use, additions, remodels, and/or grading and filling.  The permitting process for a residential project is setup in 3 STEPS and begins with the Site Plan Review application now accepted online via our permit portal (SmartGov).  We no longer accept paper applications with the exception of construction drawings.

Commercial
Commercial building permits are classified as new commercial construction, tenant improvements, alterations, change of use, demolition, accessory structures, alterations, additions, remodels and/or grading and filling.  The permitting process for a commercial project is setup in 4 STEPS and begins with a Pre-application Conference now accepted online via our permit portal (SmartGov).  We no longer accept paper applications with the exception of construction drawings.

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Grays Harbor County
Planning & Building Division

100 West Broadway Avenue, #31
Montesano, WA 98563

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