Non-Conforming Lot Changes
November 7, 2017

The Board of Commissioners have adopted Ordinance TLS 17-11-44B amending Douglas County Code Section 18.82.040 relating to the adjustment of boundaries of nonconforming lots.  The ordinance adopted the amendments as recommended by the Planning Commission.


October 26, 2017

The Board of Commissioners have scheduled a public meeting for November 7, 2017 to consider the recommendation of the planning commission to adopt amendments related to nonconforming lots.  The meeting notice is available below.  The amendments can be viewed at the link in the October 23, 2017 post.


October 23, 2017

The Douglas County Planning Commission has recommended adoption of the amendments as presented in the August 8, 2017 Draft.  The packet considered by the planning commission may be reviewed by following the link below.  The next step in the amendment process is for the Board of Commissioners to schedule and conduct a public meeting to consider the recommendation to adopt the amendments.

September 28, 2017 Public Hearing


September 28, 2017 

The Douglas County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposal of the Board of Commissioners to amend the Douglas County Zoning Code to address circumstances where boundaries of nonconforming lots may be adjusted.  

The hearing will be a part of the Planning Commission’s Wednesday, October 11, 2017 regular meeting, which begins at 5:30 PM in the Hearing Room of the Douglas County Public Services Building, 140 19th Street NW, East Wenatchee. 

The Notice of Hearing including how to submit comments and the complete Planning Commission meeting packet may be reviewed and/or printed by following the links below. 

Notice of Hearing
October 2017 Planning Commission Meeting Packet


The Board of Commissioners is proposing to amend the Douglas County Zoning Code to address circumstances where boundaries of nonconforming lots may be adjusted.  Nonconforming lots are lots that met the requirements for lot size and/or dimension at the time the lots were created.  Then, at some point the standards changed and the lots do not meet current size and dimension requirements. 

Nonconforming lots can be lawfully used and further developed with guidelines of the zoning code.  The proposal, if approved, expands those guidelines to include the adjustment of boundaries of these lots.