Community Development Services

                                               Our Purpose

The Community Development Services Department (CDS) implements Blaine's Comprehensive Plan, Blaine 2036, and fulfills the policy and legislative directives of the Blaine City Council through the following five functions: 

  • Development and implementation of land use and building legislation and policies; 
  • Land use and Building permitting;
  • Land use code enforcement; 
  • Tourism and economic development; and
  • Parks long range planning. 

Planning and Building Permits

Looking to build or start a business in Blaine? The Community Development Services Department oversees the use and development of properties within the city to ensure public safety and compliance with local codes and regulations.

What Permits are Needed?

Depending on the scope of your project, you may need different permits from Planning and Zoning and/or Building Services. Check on permit requirements before you start the work to save yourself time and money.

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Starting March 18, 2024 an approved storm water plan will be required with every building permit application. Please contact the Public Works Department or email to submit your storm water plan for review. 

Please be advised the City intends to adopt the new energy code effective March 15, 2024.

E-mail Your Complete Building Permit Application Materials*

* READ: Electronic Permit Submittal Instructions

Please be sure to submit a complete application, including all relevant forms and required documentation. We cannot process an incomplete application. Failure to provide all of the required information will delay the processing of your application. 

Please contact the Community Development Services staff by email or by phone at 360-332-8311 where our knowledgeable staff can determine the types of permits, documents, forms, and other project-specific information that will be required.