Planning & Community Development

National Community Planning Month

We're celebrating National Community Planning Month in October!  Click HERE for more information on how you can join the celebration and learn more about Planning.

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What We Do 

The Planning and Community Development (PCD) department coordinates and manages land use activity on Bainbridge Island, WA. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of the Comprehensive Plan 
  • Development Review
  • Building permits & inspections
  • Code Compliance
  • Administration of Building, Shoreline, Environmental, and Subdivision regulations



  • The Planning & Community Development Department will be closed for process improvements on Thursday, November 14, 2019.

  • 08/01/19  -  REVISION FEE: The City will begin charging for revisions to submitted plan sets effective August 1, 2019. The revision plan review fee is $151.74 an hour with a minimum ½ hour ($75.87).  The fee will be assessed and due when the revision is picked up. Revision Form (B107); 2 paper copies of the revision and an electronic copy of all submitted documents must be filled out and turned in. (BIMC 15.04.020, 15.04.040.A.4 and BIMC 15.04.050.B)