Community Development

2025 Comprehensive Plan Update

The development of the 2025 Comprehensive Plan will describe the 20-year vision for the City of Centralia and how that vision will be accomplished from now to 2045. The Plan develops goals, policies, and implementation strategies that guide the community-driven vision. The Plan will include elements that discuss land use, housing, economic development, environment, historic preservation, transportation, public facilities, utilities, capital facilities, parks, recreation, and open space.

Online Building Permit Submittal or Permit Information

  • Building Permits: Residential & Commercial Permits, Roofing Permits, Mechanical Permits, and Plumbing Permits. Electrical Permits are issued through Washington State Labor and Industries.

Land Use Applications

  • Land Use Applications: Annexation, Boundary Line Adjustment, Comprehensive Plan Amendments (Map & Text), Conditional Use, Rezone (Map & Text) Application, SEPA, Short Plats, and Subdivision applications.

Centralia Municipal Code

  • Environment (Title 16): Shoreline Master Plan, Wetlands, Fish & Wildlife, Floodplain Requirements, Critical Aquifers, and Geologically Hazardous Areas.
  • Building Regulations (Title 18): Building requirements (The City has adopted the 2018 codes) and Sign codes.
  • Subdivision Code (Title 19): Short Subdivisions, Large Subdivisions, Boundary Line Adjustments, Binding Site Plans, and Design Standards.
  • Zoning Ordinance (Title 20): Zoning Districts and Uses, Landscaping, Parking, PUDs, Manufactured Homes, Conditional Uses, Nonconforming Uses, and general provisions.   

Office Hours & Contacts

  • For assistance with scheduling inspections, please email Mike Watilo or call 360-330-7662 (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm).
  • For permitting assistance, call 360-330-7662 (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm).
  • For general permitting, planning, and zoning-related questions, email Hillary Hoke or call 360-330-7684 (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm).
  • For all other questions or concerns, call 360-330-7662 (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm).