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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.

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Contact:  Grays Harbor County Fire Marshal’s Office (360) 249-4222



Outdoor Burning Restriction Lifted in Grays Harbor County


MONTESANO — Effective 12:01 A.M. Saturday, September 19, 2015, Grays Harbor County Fire Districts and Fire Departments will remove the restrictions on the burning of residential yard waste in the unincorporated areas of Grays Harbor  County in accordance with the Outdoor Burning Rules:



For burning on Department of Natural Resources (DNR) protected lands please contact DNR.  For land clearing burns please contact Olympic Region Clean Air Authority (ORCAA).    


The amount of recent rainfall, combined with its projected continuing trend, has reduced the threat of a wildfire to an appropriate level throughout the County. The Fire Marshal’s Office cautions residents to please note that the threat of escaped debris from burning will begin to increase if a dry trend occurs.


Fire Districts, Fire Departments, Grays Harbor County, and Washington State regulations place importance on following the rules that apply to outdoor burning in your area, and caution all citizens to be careful when burning. Please attend your burn at all times, and make sure that the fire is completely extinguished before leaving it unattended. For more information on outdoor burning on improved property, please contact your local fire protection agency before beginning to burn.   


For information on local fire restrictions


Grays Harbor County: Fire Marshal’s Office at (360) 249-4222

Fire Districts: Emergency pages of the local telephone book

City Fire Departments: Government pages of the local telephone book

Washington State Department of Natural Resources: Pacific Cascade Regional Office at (360) 577-2025 or Olympic Region Office at (360) 374-2811

Olympic Region Clean Air Agency: 1-800-422-5623

Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest: (360) 565-3121

Washington State Parks: (360) 902-8844


For daily updates on burn restrictions


Contact DNR at 1-800-323-BURN or visit the website at then click on fire information in the far right corner.

Contact ORCAA at 1-800-422-5623 or visit their website at

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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