Planning & Building

The Franklin County Planning and Building Department strives to assure quality in the construction and landBuilders shaking hands development process by effective administration of a multitude of local, state, and federal building and land use codes. The Planning and Building Department is guided by and committed to excellent public participation, customer service, and helping attain the highest possible quality of life for all Franklin County citizens.

The primary responsibilities of the Planning and Building Department are the administration of construction permitting and inspection, land use permitting and long range planning, code enforcement, business registration, outdoor burning regulations and the implementation of local fire codes. The Department is also responsible for undertaking special projects assigned by the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator.

The Franklin County Planning and Building Department provides professional support to the Franklin County Planning Commission, the Board of County Commissioners and the County Administrator.

Shoreline Master Plan Update 2023

Franklin County Planning and Building is in the process of updating the Shoreline Master Plan (SMP) for 2023. We are having a series of open house events where the public is invited to view and comment on proposed SMP changes with staff. The first open house is scheduled for January 24, 2023 at the Port of Pasco Board Room at 1110 Osprey Pointe Ave., Pasco, WA 99301 from 6-8PM. Additional open houses will be announced at a later date. 

Below is a link to the EZview Webpage for Franklin County's SMP update, where the proposed SMP documents can viewed, along with additional information about upcoming meetings and events:

Shoreline Management Plan 2023 EZview Webpage  

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