170 S. Oak

Colville, WA  99114

(509) 684-5096

(509) 684-5030 fax

Statewide TDD Relay Service 1-800-833-6388


Business Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


RJ Keetch, City Planner


Dave Harper, Building Official/Inspector

Susan Davis, Administrative Secretary

The Building and Planning Department administers, authors, revises, and enforces policies and regulations associated with building, land use and community development.  Department staff provides the link between the elected and appointed officials, administration and other government officials, agencies, departments, and the general public on planning and building related issues, process, policy and projects.

This Department processes construction and land use permits and administers State-mandated regulations and City ordinances, such as the State Environmental Policy Act, the Life Safety Codes, the Growth Management Act, and local zoning, subdivision, and land use ordinances.

Department Objectives

  • Create development regulations that protect the environment and quality of life in the community while providing clear direction for developments.

  • Process applications and issue permits in an efficient and courteous manner.

  • Provide prompt, accurate review of project proposals and facilitate decision process.

  • Perform timely project inspections to ensure compliance with adopted standards and laws.

  • Enforce the development regulations with consistency, efficiency, and fairness.

  • Manage and administer the Department's programs, budget and personnel in an efficient and prudent manner.

  • Provide a more efficient and effective service by utilizing sound methodology, technical and scientific practices.

  • Enhance the ability to make sound decisions and provide better service through development of staff skills and knowledge.

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Marijuana Buffers

Notice of Application/SEPA Review

Building Department - Permits

Building Permits - Form

Mechanical Permits - Form

Plumbing Permits - Form

Sign Permits - Form

Beekeeping Regulations

Beekeeping Application & Permit

Chickens Regulations

Chickens Application & Permit

SEPA Checklist

Planning Department

Comprehensive Plan

Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Ordinance Appendix A and B

Zoning Map

Land Division Ordinance

2014 Activity Report

Planning Commission Public Notices

Zoning Board of Adjustment Public Notices

Planning Commission

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Historic Preservation Commission

Historic Plaque Recipients Self-Guided Tour Book


Non-Discrimination Statement


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