The Community and Economic Development Department is comprised of the Planning, Building, and Economic Development departments.
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.
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).
The Economic Development Department provides guidance and direction to the City Council on North Bend's future economic development through review of and recommendations for improvement to the city's comprehensive plan and to advise the City Council on other economic development programs and priorities.