Chapter 21.04


21.04.010    Board created – Authority.

21.04.020    Responsibilities of the Board.

21.04.030    Role of the chair.

21.04.040    Selection – Membership – Office terms.

21.04.050    Organization – Meetings.

21.04.060    Compensation – Compliance.

21.04.070    Severability.

21.04.080    Effective date.


Ord. 138    8/25/81


Ord. 530    11/09/93

Ord. 713    10/02/01

Ord. 789    12/20/05

Ord. 872    04/26/11

Ord. 928    07/25/17

21.04.010 Board created – Authority.

Pursuant to the adoption of Chapter 21.01 CCC, the Permit Advisory Board is hereby established under the direction of the Board of County Commissioners.

21.04.020 Responsibilities of the Board.

(1) The Permit Advisory Board shall perform all of the following:

(a) Provide written program implementation and permit coordination recommendations to the Department of Community Development regarding coordination between divisions to expedite the overall permit process.

(b) Examine proposed administrative rulings of the Building Official, relating to the Clallam County building code (Chapter 21.01 CCC), and make written recommendations to the Director of the Department of Community Development.

(c) Make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners, in writing, for changes in the Clallam County building code (Chapter 21.01 CCC).

(2) The Permit Advisory Board shall act in an advisory capacity only. The Permit Advisory Board powers, duties, and functions, shall not conflict with those of the Washington State Building Code, RCW 19.27.031, and the Clallam County Hearing Examiner, or Planning Commission.

21.04.030 Role of the chair.

The chair has particular administrative responsibility for providing effective leadership on the issues above. In addition, the chair is responsible for the following:

(1) All correspondence between Board members and the Director of the Department of Community Development in matters concerning Board issues. Ensuring that all correspondence is in writing and accurately reflects the decisions taken and, where appropriate, the views of individual Board members.

(2) Ensures that the Board meets at appropriate intervals.

21.04.040 Selection – Membership – Office terms.

The membership, the occupational and expertise categories of membership, and the size of the Permit Advisory Board membership shall be established by resolution of the Board of Commissioners. Categories of membership requiring occupational or professional licenses shall be limited to members licensed in the State of Washington and practicing their trade within Clallam County.

21.04.050 Organization – Meetings.

The Advisory Board shall organize and elect a chairman annually and a vice-chairman biannually. The Permit Advisory Board shall adopt Robert’s “Rules of Order” as its operating rules of procedures.

The Building Official shall provide a Secretary for all meetings, whereby, a written summation of all meeting activities shall be held for review by the Board of County Commissioners and the general public. All meetings shall be tape-recorded.

In the event that the Chairman is absent, the Vice-Chairman shall preside. A Chairman pro-tem shall be elected in the absence of both the Chairman and Vice-Chairman by the Permit Advisory Board members present, for that meeting only.

A quorum of any meeting shall consist of a majority of appointed board members present at any scheduled, published meeting. If the majority of appointed members are not present, the meeting will be canceled. If two consecutive meetings are canceled for this reason the ordinance will be brought before the Board of County Commissioners for revaluation of the board’s existence.

The Chairman may call special meetings when deemed necessary, provided that a seven-day written notice is given to each Board member of the time and place of such meeting. Said meeting shall be advertised via the local news media.

The Permit Advisory Board shall maintain regular meetings. The Board shall meet on the third Tuesday of each month, except the months of June, July and August.

If a meeting is canceled or rescheduled, the Chairman shall give a seven-day written notice to each Board member. The canceled or rescheduled meeting shall be advertised via the local news media a minimum of seven days prior to the original date.

21.04.060 Compensation – Compliance.

No member of said Permit Advisory Board shall receive any compensation for service thereon. The members of the Advisory Board shall comply with all requirements of law including, but not limited to, appropriate chapters of the current Revised Code of Washington (RCW).

21.04.070 Severability.

If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, or phrase of this chapter is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such invalidity or unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity or constitutionality of the remaining portions of this chapter; it being hereby expressly declared that this chapter, each section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause and phrase thereof, would have been adopted irrespective of the fact that any one or more other sections, subsections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses or phrases be declared invalid or unconstitutional.

21.04.080 Effective date.

This chapter shall be effective 10 days after enactment.