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The Building and Zoning Division is comprised of six (6) major activities: Building Code Administration; Contractor Licensing; Permit Center; Business Process and Technology; Impact Fee Assessment; and Building and Zoning Compliance.


The Building Code Administration activity reviews building plans for compliance to county, state, and federal codes, and inspects construction for consistency with the approved plans.

The Contractor Licensing activity administers a county-wide database, issues competency cards and listings, and investigates complaints of unlicensed activity.

The Permit Center activity processes all building permit applications from intake to issuance; reviews applications for zoning setbacks and allowed uses based on the parcel’s zoning classification; and scans all documents and plans for records retention.


The Business Process and Technology activity works to optimize business process flows; provides technical support for the department's database, public portal and other software applications; and interprets analytics to ensure managment has reliable data. The County’s online permitting system, Connect Live, is managed by this activity.


The Impact Fee Assessment activity reviews building plans for assessment of impact fees based on the use and location.


The Building and Zoning Compliance activity investigates complaints of potential County ordinance violations and performs code related inspections.


Mike Nelson

Lori Cushing
Senior Staff Assistant