Chelan County Community Development

The Department is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the following programs and activities: International building, residential, mechanical, fire, and the uniform plumbing codes; FEMA flood protection requirements; Washington State Energy Code; and ADA & Washington State Barrier Free Design Requirements. Activities include permit application intakes, plan reviews, permit issuance, and field inspections during construction. The Chelan County Fire Marshal administers the Uniform/International Fire Codes. Employees in this division will also be cross-trained to support fire inspections and code enforcement activities.

The Department is the lead agency responsible for long range comprehensive planning. This includes revised zoning, permit procedures, development standards and the subdivision codes as implementing regulations for the Chelan County Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan and development regulations are revised and updated on an annual basis.