An Administrative Use Permit is required for uses which are not normally permitted in a given zoning designation, but which may be approved at the discretion of the zoning administrator.
A Binding Site Plan (BSP) is a process used to create parcels for sale or lease as an alternative to the long plat procedures required by Chapter 58.17 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).
A Boundary Line Adjustment (BLA) is required for approval of adjustments or alterations to boundary lines of existing lots of record.
A Conditional Use Permit is required for any use listed under the conditional use section in a given zoning designation.
An exempt land division involved land divisions exempt from subdivision requirements pursuant to Whatcom County Code 21.01.040.
A long subdivision is a land division of a legal lot of record into five or more lots consistent with zoning.
Lot of record means a lot which is described by final plat, short plat, or metes and bounds, and is established pursuant to applicable local and state regulations at the date a legal instrument creating the lot is recorded at the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office.
A planned unit development (PUD) is one or a group of specified uses, such as residential, resort, commercial or industrial, to be planned and constructed as a unit within an Urban Growth Area.
A short subdivision is a land division of a legal lot of record into less than 5 lots consistent with zoning.
A variance may be requested when the subject lot has physical constraints that do not allow the construction of a use normally permitted in the same zoning designation.