The County Administration Building is undergoing renovation, resulting in limited access to the building, expected to last through January 2024.  During this time, Planning & Building staff will be available by appointment only.  

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Consultation Hours:
contact us to schedule.

**UPCOMING HOLIDAY -  The offices will be closed Monday, December 25th and Tuesday, December 26th to observe the Christmas and Christmas Eve Holidays.**


  • The Washington State Building Code Council has revised the implementation date for the 2021 edition of the International Codes to March 15, 2024.
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  • The currently adopted Grays Harbor County Shoreline Master Program (SMP) became effective Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Please visit the SMP webpage for more information.
  • Effective Monday, June 27, 2023, Ordinance 485 was adopted and includes minor amendments to Titles 16, 17 and 18.
  • BUILDING CODE EDITION - Grays Harbor County currently follows the 2018 editions of the IBC, IRC, IFC, IMC, IFGC, Uniform Plumbing Code and Washington State Energy Codes.  Please Note: The 2021 editions of the above listed Codes including the new WUIC are currently scheduled to be adopted March 15, 2024.
  • 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 11-30-2023