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PO Box 609
118 W Maple Street
Centralia, WA 98531
Phone: 360-330-7662
Fax: 360-330-7673
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
  Planning Division

Planning Division Staff
Tonna Sigler - Office Coordinator (360) 330-7662 tsigler@cityofcentralia.com
Hillary Hoke - Assistant Community Development Director  (360) 330-7684  hhoke@cityofcentralia.com    
Emil Pierson - Community Development Director  (360) 330-7662   epierson@cityofcentralia.com

Centralia City Hall (2nd floor)
118 West Maple Street, Centralia, WA  98531

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(except on holidays)

Contact Us
Telephone:  (360) 330-7662



The City of Centralia Planning Commission is a voluntary board of up to seven members and two alternates that review citywide development goals, regulations and policies; as well as making recommendations to City Council on specific development applications, subdivisions, rezones, annexations, etc. 

For information on the commission and/or if you are interested in serving, please contact the city staff.  

The commission meets the second Thursday of each month.  To view the current agenda, supporting documents and obtain meeting participation instructions, please contact our office at 360-330-7662, or use the following link:  Agenda.  To view previously recorded meetings please use the following link:  Meetings

City Planning includes developing plans that will provide vision and goals for future development in the city, creating and implementing the City’s Zoning Ordinance to ensure that minimum development standards are met, creating and implementing the subdivision ordinance to ensure the division of land is carried out in a way to ensure adequate sized lots for development and access to the property, and protecting historically important neighborhoods and sites in the city for existing and future citizens.

How Can We Help You?

Current Planning Long Range Planning
Zoning Ordinance and Map Comprehensive Plan and Land Use Map
Critical Areas (wetlands, floodplain, steep slopes, aquifer) Urban Growth Areas
Floodplain Information Growth Management Act
Shoreline Requirements Demographics
City Maps  
Historic Preservation  


Planning Application Fees - 2021

Note: Fees are not refundable and are subject to change as part of the City's Budget.
Annexation $300.00
Binding Site Plan $300.00 + $50.00 per lot
Boundary Line Adjustment  $150.00
Critical Area Review $50.00
Final Plat $30.00 per lot
Large Lot Subdivision $50.00 per lot
Comprehensive Plan Amendment (Map or Text) $300.00
Planned Unit Development $500.00
Preliminary Plat Subdivision $300 + $50.00 per lot
State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist $200.00
Shoreline Permit

  Letter of Exemption
  Substantial Development Permit
  Conditional Use Permit
  Variance Permit

Varies (0-$300.00)

No Fees

Floodplain Development Permit $50.00
Short Plat $50.00 per lot
Site Plan Review $150.00
Conditional Use Permit

Conditional Use Permit for a Daycare/childcare/preschool

Variance $150.00
Zoning Amendments (Map or Text) $300.00

Water Connections  
Wastewater Connections  


Planning Forms and Applications
Most projects in Centralia or its Urban Growth Area (UGA) will require some type of permit to meet City, Washington State or Federal requirements.

Site Plan Review Application
Site Plan Review: Pre-application
Forms and Applications
Planning Application (used for all projects)
Annexation Application
Binding Site Plan Application
Boundary Line Adjustment Boundary Line Adjustment Checklist
Comprehensive Plan Amendments - UGA Amendments
Critical Areas Assessment
Final Plat Application Final Plat Checklist
Large Lot Application Large Lot Checklist
PUD Application PUD Checklist
Rezone Application Rezone Application Checklist
SEPA Materials Checklist (PDF) (DOCx), Guidebook, and link to WADOE website
Short Plat Application (up to 9 lots) Short Plat Application Checklist

Site Plan

Application, Checklist
Street Vacation "closing" Petition


Conditional Use Permit Application & Planning Application Conditional Use Permit Checklist
Subdivision Application Subdivision Checklist
Variance Application Variance Checklist
Table of Required Items on Surveys  
Floodplain Forms
Floodplain Permit Application



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