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Major earth-moving in a project may trigger state processes, county regulations

Major earth-moving in a project may trigger state processes, county regulations

With more development occurring in the county’s foothills, Chelan County Community Development is also seeing more county regulations triggered by the movement of large amounts of soils and rock.

Posted: April 03, 2024

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New 24-hour STR monitoring system is up and running

New 24-hour STR monitoring system is up and running

Community Development is now contracting with an outside agency to provide 24-hour monitoring of short-term rentals in Chelan County. Read to learn how you can report a problem in your neighborhood.

Posted: February 12, 2024

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Parts of STR code to be sent to Planning Commission for review in 2024

Parts of STR code to be sent to Planning Commission for review in 2024

Sections of Chelan County’s short-term rental code, now more than a year old, are headed back to the Planning Commission for its input. The Planning Commission could address the proposed changes by mid-year in 2024.

Posted: December 13, 2023

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County hires consultant to identify noncompliant short-term rentals

County hires consultant to identify noncompliant short-term rentals

Community Development has hired a consultant to begin identifying all short-term rentals in Chelan County, both those operating legally and illegally.

Posted: November 29, 2023

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Join Community Development for Sept. 13 outreach meeting

Join Community Development for Sept. 13 outreach meeting

Among the discussions at Community Development's Sept. 13 outreach meeting will be accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, and recently passed state legislation that encourages their construction. The meeting is 6-8 p.m. at Wenatchee High School.

Posted: August 30, 2023

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Application period opening June 1 for Tier 2, Tier 3 short-term rentals

Application period opening June 1 for Tier 2, Tier 3 short-term rentals

Beginning June 1, Community Development begins accepting applications for new short-term rentals looking to operate in areas of Chelan County that have not met the short-term rental cap. The application period opens annually from June 1 through July 31 and applies to Tier 2 and Tier 3 short-term rentals.

Posted: May 22, 2023

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Announcements: Community Development Week of May 15

Announcements: Community Development Week of May 15

Community Development will no longer be accepting paper copies of building permit submittals. Learn about more changes at the county's planning and development department.

Posted: May 15, 2023

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Walter named permanent director of Community Development

Walter named permanent director of Community Development

Deanna Walter, Chelan County assessor and interim director of Chelan County Community Development, is the new permanent director of the county’s planning and building department. She will step down from her elected position on March 31.

Posted: March 13, 2023

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Q&A: What does a floodplain administrator do?

Q&A: What does a floodplain administrator do?

Planner Jeremiah Rath of Chelan County Community Development is tasked with serving as the floodplain administrator for Chelan County. Learn more about what a floodplain administrator does and about the floodplain development permit.

Posted: February 03, 2023

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Community Development Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 19
    Jun 2024
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - June 19, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference or in person call 667-6518 ******HOLIDAY***********
  • 26
    Jun 2024
    06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - June 26,2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 03
    Jul 2024
    09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Hearing Examiner - July 03, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference or in person call 667-6225
  • 19
    Jul 2024
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - July 17, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street or via Zoom
  • 24
    Jul 2024
    06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - July 24, 2024

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street