The Planning Division, under the Community Development Department, is responsible for providing support to the city's advisory boards on land use and transportation, such as the Planning Commission, and to the Mayor and City Council on all matters related to the city's development regulations. The Planning Division's responsibilities also include administration of the city's development codes, zoning, subdivision administration, shoreline management, environmental review, and concurrency management.

Planning staff also provides, and is responsible for, the annual updates to the City Comprehensive Plan under the Washington State Growth Management Act, neighborhood and special area planning and code development.


Information about the Planning Commission's upcoming meeting agendas and approved minutes may be accessed here. The agendas are posted on the website prior to the meetings.

The Planning Commission meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  The City of Monroe is in the process of renovating its development code which can entail additional special meetings for the Planning Commission.  If you have any questions, please contact Kim Shaw, Land Use Permit Supervisor at 360-863-4532.