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Permit-ready plans are pre-approved and thoughtfully designed construction documents for a variety of housing types and configurations. As of November 2023, the City of Port Angeles offers permit-ready plan designs for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU), Duplexes, and Small Lot Homes. All plans have been specifically drafted for Port Angeles’ design standards and zoning requirements. These plans also compliment recent changes to land use codes for commercial zoning districts, which allow for increased infill residential development.
Both building plans and engineering plans are included as part of the permit-ready plan set.
The City of Port Angeles is proud to offer Permit-Ready Plans to residents, builders and developers free of charge as part of our commitment to promoting infill housing growth.
The City of Port Angeles offers four small lot home designs:
The City of Port Angeles offers three accessory dwelling unit designs:
Yes! We offer a Permit-Ready Townhome Unit Plan with a total footprint of 2543 square feet.
Reduced Wait Times: When embarking on a project, you may need to wait anywhere between 1-4 months for engineers and architects to meticulously prepare your building plans. Permit-ready plans eliminate this waiting period entirely. These plans have already been developed by professionals and are consistent with Port Angeles Municipal Code (PAMC) 17.21 infill design standards.
Streamlined Permit Approval: With permit-ready plans, you can avoid the potential complications of the standard permit review process, allowing you to start your project sooner. Permit-ready plans have undergone careful examination to ensure compliance with building codes and regulations. This means reduced wait times and an expedited permit approval.
Cost Savings: Building plans are typically 5% – 20% of total construction costs. With permit-ready plans, both the building and engineering plans are completely free to all residents and builders.
Yes and no. Modifications can be made, but the plan will no longer be considered “permit-ready.”
The application process is simple and easy. All applicants will:
Please contact the Department of Community & Economic Development at Please contact the City’s Housing Administrator at (360) 417-4755. You can also schedule an appointment with a planner by visiting www.cityofpa.us/BookAMeeting