Lincoln County Building & Land Services

Welcome to Lincoln County Land Services. We hope this web site will be of ben­e­fit to you and provide the need­ed in­for­ma­tion to help with your de­vel­op­ment re­quire­ments. Land Services re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in­clude; land di­vi­sions, zon­ing, ad­dress­ing, forestry, build­ing per­mits, build­ing plan re­views and in­spec­tions. We al­so provide a large se­lec­tion of County maps and data, in­clud­ing the pop­u­lar E911 road at­las. We aim to provide prompt, cour­te­ous and pro­fes­sion­al ser­vices in all as­pects of your land use needs. Please con­tact the di­vi­sions list­ed be­low or click on the in­di­vid­u­al link that best serves your needs. For ques­tions on all land use re­lat­ed is­sues and map­ping, please con­tact Lincoln County Land Services.

Planning Division

The Planning Division im­ple­ments the Comprehensive Plan and re­lat­ed land use de­vel­op­ment codes. This di­vi­sion re­ceives and re­views ap­pli­ca­tions pur­suant to Title 16 — Land Divisions” in­clud­ing; short plats, reg­u­lar sub­di­vi­sions, di­vi­sion of large ru­ral lots, bound­ary line ad­just­ments, bind­ing site plans and re­lat­ed land use is­sues. Title 17 — Zoning” is­sues in­clud­ing; den­si­ty stan­dards, zon­ing dis­tricts, per­mit­ted us­es, con­di­tion­al us­es and vari­ances are plan­ning re­spon­si­bil­i­ties. The Planning Commission and the Board of Adjustments are al­so staffed by the di­vi­sion. E911 phys­i­cal ad­dress­es are as­signed here, in con­junc­tion with the GIS Division. Certain forest prac­tices are re­viewed by this di­vi­sion, along with wa­ter­shed and wa­ter re­source plan­ning. GMA Critical Areas and Resource Lands” along with the Shoreline Management Act ac­tiv­i­ties and projects and as­so­ci­at­ed re­quire­ments are al­so re­viewed for com­pli­ance by our plan­ning ser­vices. The Planning Division can help you with your land use de­vel­op­ment plans and might be able to make life a bit eas­ier.

Building Division

The Building Division is re­spon­si­ble for re­ceiv­ing, re­view­ing, ex­am­in­ing build­ing plans and the is­su­ing of build­ing per­mits along with the re­quired build­ing in­spec­tions. This di­vi­sion al­so en­sures com­pli­ance with the Washington State Fire Code.

GIS Data and Maps Division

We are con­tin­u­al­ly build­ing and im­prov­ing spa­tial data­bas­es to store in­for­ma­tion. It has been es­ti­mat­ed that 80% of all in­for­ma­tion has a spa­tial com­po­nent so we are uti­liz­ing a Geographic Information System (GIS) to store it. Our goal is to make gov­ern­ment func­tion more ef­fi­cient­ly and ef­fec­tive­ly by keep­ing the in­for­ma­tion nec­es­sary for good de­ci­sions read­i­ly ac­ces­si­ble. These data­bas­es fa­cil­i­tate the rapid pro­duc­tion of cur­rent maps that are eas­i­ly up­dat­ed. Project speci­fic maps will be used to help com­mu­ni­cate many de­tails of things hap­pen­ing in Lincoln County.