Developers & Contractors

How do I know if I need a permit? Excavator on job site

Before beginning any construction, including remodeling, reconstruction or any structural alterations, grading and landscaping, please review the following information regarding what permits may be necessary for your project. 

Shoreland-Wetland, Floodplain Permit Inquiry Application

  1. The online permit inquiry application is meant to be the first step in determining if your construction project lies within or outside of the County's regulated Shoreland-Wetland, Floodplain Zone and helps you determine what permits may be needed for your project.
  2. Please read the Summary of Shoreland, Wetland, Floodplain Permit Requirements before you proceed with the application process.
  3. Link to Permit Inquiry Application.

The following form is applicable only if your project lies outside of the shoreland/wetland zoning area:

Please plan several weeks prior to the proposed start of your project to secure your permits.  When work takes place without permits, County and State laws usually hold the property owner responsible even if the work was done by a contractor.  In some cases, the contractor may also be responsible.