County accepting applications for detached accessory dwelling units

  • Mon Jan 6th, 2020 2:11pm
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Submitted by San Juan County.

San Juan County Department of Community Development is now accepting eligibility applications for detached accessory dwelling units permits proposed outside of urban growth areas and activity centers. ADU eligibility applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10. In 2020, six eligibility slots are allowed for the construction of new ADUs and one is available for the conversion of existing accessory structures, legally in existence for five years. DCD will hold a lottery if the number of eligibility applications exceeds the number of ADUs allowed in 2020. DCD’s ADU eligibility application form must be completed and submitted to DCD along with the fee of $245. This form is available online at, or through the online permit center at, or at 135 Rhone St., Friday Harbor.

Complete applications including the fee must be received by DCD in person at DCD’s office at 135 Rhone St., Friday Harbor, Washington, submitted by the deadline online, or by mail to P.O. Box 947, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250 by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 10.

If needed, a lottery will take place for one or both categories at 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 2 at the front counter in the DCD office at 135 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor, Washington. Applications received after Feb. 10 are ineligible, but will be added to a waitlist.

Questions? Contact Yancey Bagby at 360-370-7581 or