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County actively pursuing illegal STR operations

County actively pursuing illegal STR operations

With a fully staffed Code Enforcement Unit and the review of all provisional permits now complete, Chelan County Community Development advises short-term rental owners that the county is actively pursuing unpermitted operations.

Posted: July 18, 2022

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Written comments taken until July 1 on proposed new building site visit fee

Written comments taken until July 1 on proposed new building site visit fee

The comment period on a proposed “after-the-fact” building site visit fee related to short-term rentals and new permit submittals has been extended until 5 p.m. Friday, July 1.

Posted: June 28, 2022

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Community Development releases new short-term rental statistics

Community Development releases new short-term rental statistics

After reviewing hundreds of short-term rental applications from existing operations, Chelan County Community Development has a better picture of which areas of the county have hit caps set on short-term rentals and which areas still have room for growth.

Posted: March 24, 2022

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Deanna Walter to serve as Community Development's interim director

Deanna Walter to serve as Community Development's interim director

Chelan County commissioners have appointed Deanna Walter as the interim director of Community Development. Walter also is the Chelan County assessor.

Posted: March 23, 2022

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Request for Proposals: Malaga UGA

Request for Proposals: Malaga UGA

Chelan County Community Development seeks bids from qualified firms to perform a detailed analysis of potential areas for the future creation of the Malaga Urban Growth Area. The full RFP is available online.

Posted: March 21, 2022

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Draft code amendment could allow garages to be built before a dwelling

Draft code amendment could allow garages to be built before a dwelling

Community Development is forwarding a draft code amendment to the Chelan County Planning Commission that changes the county code to allow permitted garages, an accessory structure, to be built before a primary dwelling.

Posted: February 09, 2022

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Commissioners appoint interim Community Development director

Commissioners appoint interim Community Development director

Chelan County commissioners have appointed building official Chris Young as the interim director of the county’s Community Development Department.

Posted: January 12, 2022

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County sets limits on roosters outside UGA

County sets limits on roosters outside UGA

Chelan County commissioners approved changes to the county code that sets limits on the livestock that residents can have in the county. The changes come from noise complaints about roosters.

Posted: December 08, 2021

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Application period opens for new vacation rentals in Chelan County

Application period opens for new vacation rentals in Chelan County

Beginning Dec. 1, Chelan County Community Development will be accepting applications for new short-term rental operations for 2022. That’s on top of applications from existing businesses that have been slowly coming in since late September and are due by Dec. 31, 2021.

Posted: November 30, 2021

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Community Development Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 17
    Aug 2022
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - August 17, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 24
    Aug 2022
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - August 24, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 07
    Sep 2022
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - September 7, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 21
    Sep 2022
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - September 21, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 28
    Sep 2022
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - September 28, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street