Planning & Community Development

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Planning Commission Public Hearing on September 29 at 6pm 

New EV Parking Requirements Being Considered 

The City of Bainbridge Island Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on September 29, 2022 regarding Ordinance No. 2022-14.  The Ordinance amends Sections 18.15.020 and 18.36.030 of the Bainbridge Island Municipal Code related to adding electric vehicle charging infrastructure requirements. The proposed amendments would establish minimum requirements for electric vehicle parking in certain types of new development and expansion projects and provide incentives for the voluntary installation of DC fast charging stations and/or additional Level 2 charging stations.  


 Consultations with a Planner - Schedule via the Online Permit Center

  1. Go to the Online Permit Center and either log in or create an account. 
  2. Click on “My Portal”
  3. Click “Apply Online”
  4. Select the “Planning” category
  5. Select “Planning Consultation”

Once you have filled out the info needed, you can click “Submit”. If you do not pay at submittal, an invoice will be emailed to you. Once the invoice is paid, you will get an email from a permit specialist with available dates and times.

  1. Main
  2. Pay an Invoice
  3. Appointments & Inspections
  4. Online Permit Center

What We Do 

The Planning and Community Development (PCD) department coordinates and manages land use activity on Bainbridge Island, WA. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of the Comprehensive Plan 
  • Development Review
  • Building permits & inspections
  • Code Compliance
  • Administration of Building, Shoreline, Environmental, and Subdivision regulations