Land Use & Zoning

In Woodinville, the use of land (i.e. what you can do on private property) is regulated by the Unified Development Code and other related development regulations. These regulations are intended to protect and promote public health, safety, and general welfare. 

The Unified Development Code establishes noticing procedures to promote informed public awareness of land use permit applications. The Unified Development Code also establishes procedures for the coordination of review processes. 

Land Use Development Review

City planners review permit applications for compliance with regulations that control how land is used, as well as policies and regulations for State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) reviewcritical area regulations, and tree protection.  In addition, planners conduct design review, implement the Shoreline Master Program, and other land use regulations. Planners may also be assigned as project managers to help facilitate the review process for larger projects.