Community Development

The City’s Community Development Department implements the community’s vision through City planning, and economic development. Louisa Garbo is the Community Development Director, overseeing Land Use Planning and Building Safety.

Community Development Information and Updates

Development updates include planning projects, public notices, and monthly development activity reports.

Planning Division

Our Planning Team works with the community to develop and implement plans and programs to guide future physical and economic development in Ridgefield. The goal of long-range planning is to balance long-term economic, environmental, and livability of the community to be consistent with the state law.

Building Division

The Building Division serves Ridgefield’s residents and business community by ensuring that all buildings in the City are safe. We do this by reviewing preliminary drawings for code compliance and verifying quality of work during construction.

Development Permits and Applications

Find information on permit requirements, process and timelines, fees, building codes and inspections, and utility connections.

Development Plans

View the Comprehensive Plan, Municipal Code, and sub area plans.

Heritage Trees

Read about and submit a nomination for Heritage Tree designation.

Economic Development

Economic Development is a vital service that helps enhance our community today and help preserve Ridgefield for the future generations. Our goal is to help maintain Ridgefield’s small town feel while improving the community’s livability and prosperity.


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Contact Information

Community Development Department
510 Pioneer St., Suite B
Ridgefield, WA 98642
Phone: (360) 887-3908
Fax: (360) 887-2507