updated 1/17/23

As of July 21, 2022, all Planning and Building Permit applications are 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.



PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS & PERMITTING

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, repairs, and/or grading and filling.  The permitting process for a residential project is setup in 3 STEPS and begins with STEP 1: Site Plan Review 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.


BEFORE YOU APPLY

One of the first steps in planning a project is the development of an accurate site plan.  And, to develop an accurate site plan requires a certain amount of pre-planning and information gathering. Once you have a complete and accurate site plan, you must create a SmartGov Portal Account to begin the permitting process.



BEGIN THE PROCESS

When preparing to submit your application, please note that our permitting process is designed to assist the public in steps. STEP 1: Site Plan Review(SPR) will include a list of the required permits and approvals within the "Related Permits" section of your SPR application outlining how to proceed along with the necessary online 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.


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Grays Harbor County
Planning & Building Division

100 West Broadway Avenue, #31
Montesano, WA 98563

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