Garfield County Development
To provide quality service, information, and guidance to our customers, while striving to protect and ensure health and life safety through the reasonable development, application and enforcement of uniform codes and regulations.
The Planning Division reviews project proposals for compliance with zoning restrictions, critical areas and drainage, road standards and emergency access, State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) threshold determinations, and shoreline regulations to protect the general health, safety, and welfare of the public, and tend to the natural environment.
The Building Division is a division of the Public Works Department. They review construction plans and perform building inspections to ensure compliance with the International Building Code in order to promote sound structures and ensure the health and safety of county residents.
The county health district conducts on-site septic and water system inspections and administers public health programs addressing public food services, public swimming pools, solid waste facilities and communicable disease outbreaks.
Reviews road access requirements, issues approach permits, road right-of-way use permits and utility permits.
SHERRIFFS DEPARTMENT/FIRE MARSHALL
Assigns new addresses for fire access and emergency 911 purposes.