• MapGeo - The Assessor has introduced a new mapping site called MapGeo that is user friendly, contains live links to County Code and pertinent layers for feasibility research, current and past aerial imagery and more!  MapGeo is expected to replace Mapsifter in the coming months.
  • Need help designing your project? Looking for a consultant, surveyor, architect, engineer, etc.?  Click here!


  • Effective Tuesday, May 21, 2024, Ordinance 493 was adopted and includes minor amendments to Titles 12, 13 and 15.
  • 2021 WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE CODE - The implementation of the 2021 Wildland Urban Interface Code has been postponed awaiting the creation of new mapping by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.  This process is anticipated to take 1-2 years after which the County will have up to 6 months to implement the code.  Please revisit this site regarding updates on this issue.
  • WBCC 2021 EDITIONS - The Washington State Building Code Council (WBCC) has implemented the 2021 edition of the International Codes on March 15, 2024. Any complete application for a Building Permit (Step 3 of Grays Harbor County's permit process) that was submitted on or after March 15, 2024 must be in compliance with the new Codes.  Any project application that was submitted as part of Step 1 or Step 2 on or before March 14, 2024 is not eligible for being reviewed under the previous (2018 edition) Codes for Step 3.
  • SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM (SMP) - The currently adopted SMP became effective Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Please visit the SMP webpage for more information.
  • CANNABIS MORATORIUM - Effective Tuesday, April 4, 2023, the cannabis moratorium is hereby lifted and new cannabis facilities are now regulated per Ordinance 482.  
  • ONLINE PERMITTING -  Since July 26, 2022 we have been accepting permit applications online through our permitting platform called SmartGov. With the Online Portal you can review historic permits, parcel information, submit applications, make payments, track application status' request inspections, and more.  Please visit the Property Development Process page to learn more.

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Grays Harbor County

Planning & Building Division
Updated 6-20-2024