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The Planning Division advises the Administration and City Council on planning related issues and is responsible for two key areas:  Current Planning and Long Range Planning.

Current Planning administers the City’s Land Use Development Regulations including the City’s Zoning Ordinance, Critical Areas Ordinance, Shoreline Master Program, and proposals for compliance with the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) through the review of land use development applications for all public and private development proposals.

Long Range Planning develops updates and maintains the City’s Comprehensive Plan, updates Land Use codes, processes annexations and coordinates with neighboring jurisdictions.



Permit Technician - Natalie Oosterhof

Permit Technician Supervisor - De Ann Wright

Andy Williamson - MDRT & Economic Development Director
Andy Williamson - Interim Community Development Director

Community Development

24301 Roberts Drive
PO Box 599
Black Diamond, WA 98010
(360) 886-5700 

Office Hours- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30am to 5:00pm

Lookup your PERMIT STATUS on-line.




Accessory Dwelling Unit
Appeal of Administrative Decision
Binding Site Plan Submittal
Coal Mine Hazard
Comprehensive Plan - Docket Application
Comprehensive Plan MAP Amendment
Comprehensive Plan TEXT Amendment
Conditional Use Submittal
Environmental Checklist
Lot LIne Adjustment

Master Planning Permit Application
Pre-Application Meeting Info./Pre-Application Form
Preliminary Plat
Sensitive Area Exception
Sensitive Area Permit
Sensitive Area Identification Form
Sign Submittal Requirements
Sign Variance
Site Plan Review
Shoreline Conditional Use
Shoreline Exemption
Shoreline Variance
Short Plat Requirements
Variance Submittal Requirements

Planning Fees (City Fee Schedule)

Citizens Guide to Hearing Examiner Process


Invitation to submit Comprehensive Plan amendments for 2014 -Posted 02-18-14

Zoning Map - Updated 3/9/15

City Code

2009 Comprehensive Plan as amended through December 2012 (Future Land Use Map on page 109) -Posted 01-23-13

City of Black Diamond Design Guidelines
MPD Framework Design Standards & Guidelines
Residential Uses in the Historic Village Core
Multi-Family Development
Business Park / Industrial Areas
Commercial Zones
The Historic Town Center


City of Black Diamond Public Notice Requirements Matrix for Land Use - Posted 10-25-12

Ecology approved/City adopted Shoreline Master Program amendment document, June 2014- Posted 06-20-14


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