Community Development Services

                                               Our Purpose

The Community Development Services Department (CDS) 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.

Apply Now

Ready to get started?

APPLY VIA E-MAIL: Effective July 12, 2021, all new permit applications must now be submitted electronically.

E-mail Your 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. 

You may 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.

Photo of Heron and Semiahmoo Spit - Scott Pratschner: 2022
Semiahmoo Spit - Heron - Jan 22 (2)