San Juan County Annual Docket

The Growth Management Act at RCW 36.70A.470(2) allows any interested person, including applicants, citizens, hearing examiners, and staff of other agencies, to request amendments to the San Juan County Comprehensive Plan  or development code. This process is known as the annual “Docket” process.   There are two types of amendments:

  • Comprehensive Plan/Code Text Amendments, and
  • Comprehensive Plan Map Amendments

Suggestions for amendments are submitted to the Community Development Department by March 1 each year on forms provided below.   Additional information related to the process and Frequently Asked Questions can be found by clicking on the "Docket Process" icon to the right. 

A map amendment (also known as a site specific redesignation) has a fee associated with it.


Annual Comprehensive Plan Docket Calendar



Establish Docket Calendar, Publish Notice of Docket Application Due Date


Publish Notice of Docket Application Due Date

March 1

Docket Applications due


DCD Staff Prepares Initial Docket


Staff Briefs County Council and Planning Commission on Initial Docket


Joint County Council/Planning Commission Hearing to Set Final Docket  (By Resolution)


Planning Commission Public Hearing and Recommendation on Final Docket Ordinances


Council Hearings on Final Docket Ordinances


Council Adopts Final Docket Ordinances

* This schedule required only for Comprehensive Plan amendments which are limited to once per year. Due to short timeframe, items from previous years that took longer to complete may be included.

2016-2017 Materials for 08-07-2017 Hearing 

2019 Docket Public Comments