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Welcome to the Grays Harbor County Building Division website. The Building Division is open for business from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Building Division staff is available to answer questions by phone or email which is provided at the right of this page or by visiting our office on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building in Montesano, WA. Appointments are recommended to ensure staff availability during your visit.

What's Happening

    Outdoor Burning Restricted in Grays Harbor County

MONTESANO- Effective 12:01 A.M. Monday, June 22, 2015, Grays Harbor County Fire Districts and  Fire Departments in cooperation with the  Washington Department of  Natural Resources (DNR) and the Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), will be enacting restrictions on all outdoor burning.  All residential burning, along with land clearing and silvicultural [forest practices] burning will be prohibited until further notice.

Recreational campfires are allowed if built in improved fire pits in designated campgrounds, such as those typically found in local, county, and state parks and in commercial campgrounds. On private land, campfires are permitted with the landowner's permission if built in the following approved manner:

•    The campfire shall be no greater than 3-feet in diameter and constructed of a ring of metal, stone or brick 8-inches above ground surface, with a 2-foot- wide area cleared down to exposed soil surrounding the outside of the pit.

•    The campfire shall have an area at least 10-feet around it cleared of all flammable material and at least 20-feet of clearance from overhead flammable materials or fuels.

•    The campfire must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16-years old with the ability to extinguish the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.

Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.


Mission Statement

The purpose of the Building Division is to protect the general public health and welfare through code enforcement that is responsive to the codes as adopted and to the division’s duty of public service. Department staff furthers this purpose by approaching our duties with professionalism, cheerfulness and unquestioned ethical standards.

Kathi Rydman
Permit Coordinator

Becky Andrews
Permit Coordinator

Michael Ferry
Building Official

Mark Sigler
Building Inspector III

Jeff Schreck
Building Inspector II

Neal Silbernagel
Building Inspector I

Building Division Location
Grays Harbor County
Administrative Building
3rd Floor
(360) 249-4222

Grays Harbor County
Building Division
100 West Broadway, Ste 31
Montesano, WA 98563


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