Community & Economic Development

The Community and Economic Development Department is comprised of the Planning, Building, and Economic Development departments.

Planning Department

The Planning Department prepares and administers plans, policies, and regulations pursuant to authority in federal and state laws to protect public health, safety, and welfare. Primary state laws governing planning include the Growth Management Act RCW 36.070A, the Shoreline Management Act RCW 90.58, and the Platting Requirements RCW 58.17.

Building Department

The Building Department oversees building and associated construction activities to protect public health, safety and welfare pursuant to uniform construction codes governing land use and code enforcement (NBMC 20.10).

Economic Development Department

North Bend’s Economic Development team works to increase investment and sustain prosperity in the community. We strive to create a healthy and dynamic economic ecosystem to develop and retain business and job opportunities, attract spending in the community, and provide excellent customer service to businesses interested in growing, relocating, or starting a business in North Bend.