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Old 07-27-2023, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Anyone know if Cowlitz County in Washington requires a permit?

Iím new to the group. Is there any information about permits needed in Dowlitz County in the state of Washington?

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Old 07-28-2023, 05:22 AM   #2
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Iím new to the group. Is there any information about permits needed in Dowlitz County in the state of Washington?
The only way to find that out would be to ask someone in the local government there. The odds of finding a person here that would know are slim. Every area has their own code enforcement.
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Old 07-30-2023, 10:04 AM   #3
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Yep. You'll need to do some investigating, Trigger. Good luck.
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Old 08-29-2023, 07:34 PM   #4
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We did contact B&P and they said there was no permit for this, and considered it a glorified tent on a free-standing deck on the farm. Fast forward to two 30' yurts later, we got a letter in the mail from Nuisance Abatement (someone complained) and now we need to get permits. For what? They don't permit temporary structures; they already told us. For the decks? ... Hope this isn't another ugly story of someone who has to get rid of their yurts asap. Oof, I'll keep ya posted.
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Old 08-29-2023, 11:04 PM   #5
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If you went ahead and erected two 30' yurts on decks with piers dug into the ground, without the required legal permits, deck engineering, stamped plans etc. all on record, and in a locale that requires them, "boy, you dun screwed up!" lol Just sayin.

Around here a foundation is considered permanent IF it has poured concrete piers set in holes dug into the ground, and by code those need to be 30" deep here in El Paso County.

My platform framing is on pads laying atop the ground. None are dug in, at all. That's my out on 'no permit'. I ended up building a 10x12 shed on the platform once my yurt got dismantled. Think 'Tuff Shed'. No permit required for any 'on ground' shed here.

Now if I LIVED in that yurt, or shed, you better believe it would be platting, permits, stamped engineering, and inspections up the yin yang. Days of do what you want how you want with what you feel like using for materials, them days is LONG gone around here.
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Old 08-29-2023, 11:57 PM   #6
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Youíre not wrong! They arenít lived in, and are free-standing decks. 👌🏻 I was trying to abide by appropriateness.
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Old 08-30-2023, 08:54 AM   #7
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10-4 Just be glad you don't live in a covenanted neighborhood where a neighbor will bust you for keeping the garage door up during the day, because it 'looks trashy'. haha

Good luck.

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