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Building Permits & Planning

The Ocean Shores Building Department is committed to providing our community and our residents with safe places to live and shop for generations to come. Our friendly staff stands ready to provide you the assistance you deserve with your building, land development, zoning and planning projects.

A building permit gives legal permission to start a building, improvement, alteration or repair project in accordance with the building codes.

Our codes were developed over a long period of time by vigorously investigating past mistakes. The City has adopted the 2015 International Building Codes as the model code. The permitting process allows us to review your plans and make a determination as to whether or not you risk repeating mistakes made by others in the past.

Our Planning Department is responsible for assisting with comprehensive land use planning, zoning,  design review, and evaluating any potential environmental impact through the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) process.

Ocean Shores Municipal Codes:
OSMC Title 15 Building and Construction 
OSMC Title 17 Zoning


Permits, Nettie Wagner

Parks Reservations & Special Event Permits
801 Minard Ave NW
Phone:   360-289-2754
Fax: 360-289-2022
Building Official, Michael McGivney
801 Minard Ave NW
Phone:   360-289-2754
Fax: 360-289-2022
Planning, Alicia Bridges
801 Minard Ave NW
Tel:  360-940-7489
Fax: 360-289-2022
Grant Coordinator-Development, Sarah Bisson
Airport Manager
PO Box 909
585 Pt. Brown Ave NW
Phone:  360-940-7487
Cell: 360-580-1719