Ferry County Planning & Building

Business Hours   Monday-Friday  8am to 4pm
Office Location   147 N Clark, Suite 7,  Republic, WA
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Mailing Address   PO Box 305, Republic, WA 99166
Phone   509-775-5225  Extension 3101  
Planning Department Announcements

All applications that require Planning Commission (PC) approval must be delivered to the Ferry County Planner NLT the Friday prior to the scheduled PC meeting.

For questions or to join the Email List for project announcements, please contact plan@co.ferry.wa.us.

New Fact Sheet regarding the Ferry County Agriculture of Long Term Significance (AGofLTS)

SMP Periodic Review - Ferry County and the City of Republic, working together as the Ferry County Coalition (Coalition), are undertaking a periodic review of the 2018 Coalition Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The SMP regulates use and development along our 4 rivers, 10 creeks, and 12 lakes.   Our SMP must be reviewed, and revised if needed, every eight years as required by Washington’s Shoreline Management Act (RCW 90.58.080(4)).  For this update, our SMP revisions are anticipated to be limited and minor – more of a housekeeping effort not a complete rewrite.  But, this update will ensure that our SMP is current with state laws and rules, County and City plans and regulations, and changes in local circumstance, new information and improved data.  This webpage will be a primary source of related information and materials – check back often!   Opportunities for public involvement and a general timeline is described in the project’s Public Participation Plan.

The Coalition is opting for the streamlined Joint Review Process (WAC 173-26-104) that combines local and state review steps. No additional comment period will occur during the state review process.  Comments provided to the Coalition will be reviewed by the City, County, and Ecology - no need to send duplicates.

Joint Public Comment Period: Was held from October 11 to November 13, 2023.  Comments were due by November 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. Comments were also received during the Public Hearing noted below.

Joint Public Hearing: The public hearing was held on November 13, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. The Hearing was conducted:

  • With the Ferry County Board of County Commissioners and WA Department of Ecology
  • In-person: Commissioners Office, 290 E. Tessie Ave. Republic, WA 99166
  • Remotely via WebEx: Virtual hearing information was posted on this page and the BoCC OneDrive webpage approximately one week in advance.

Comments Received & the Coalition's Responses:  Comment Document

Joint Review Documents

Planning Commission  Announcements
The Ferry County Board of Commissioners is requesting letters of interest from County residents, from District #3, interested in serving on the Ferry County Planning Commission.  The Ferry County Planning Commission is an advisory committee appointed by the County Commissioners to provide a balanced representation of the citizen interests of the County, and to advise and make recommendations on land use issues at the local level. This includes review of all land divisions and determinations on all variance and amendment requests. The Planning Commission has jurisdiction to prepare and execute comprehensive plans and make recommendations to the Board of Ferry County Commissioners’ regarding the adoption of official controls and amendments. Currently the Ferry County Planning Commission has 2 vacancies in District #3. Anyone from District #3 interested in serving on the Planning Commission please respond in written form to the Ferry County Commissioners, 290 East Tessie Avenue, Republic, WA 99166.  Briefly state why you are interested in serving on the commission, and any related background experience that you may have (Experience is not required). The views and opinions of County residents are an important factor to the balance on the commission. Letters of interest will be accepted until all positions are filled. These appointments are 4 year terms to expire on December 31st.  Planning Commission members serve without compensation but do receive a travel stipend.  If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the Planning Commission, please call the Planning Department at 509-775-5225 ext.3101