Community Development Services

Most Construction Activities Required to Stop

The following procedural changes are in effect as of March 27, 2020.:

Governor’s proclamation deems nearly all construction as non-essential. Please read the Construction Guidance Notice, which describes what kind of site work/inspections we can authorize under the Governor’s Order

How Community Development Services is Responding to COVID-19

The following procedural changes are in effect as of March 24, 2020:

In response to Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Blaine Community Development Services is continuing to provide essential functions. Staff will remain available via phone and email to answer questions and receive application materials. Face-to-face meetings can be scheduled if necessary. Please read the Notice to Our Customers for more information. 


The Community Development Services Department’s functions include:

  • Guiding and regulating community growth and development in a manner that protects environmental resources
  • Enhancing quality of life
  • Promoting distinctive neighborhoods and a healthy downtown
  • Involving citizens in the decisions that affect them
  • Community planning
  • Development regulation
  • Construction regulation
  • Parks and recreation management