Please use the following link to help direct your questions:
Community Development Contact Information


You can book a 15 minute free appointment (call in or video conference using Zoom) with a planner to consult on property and zoning code questions. Use the above link to book your appointment with Tyler Coyle, Erin Fitzgibbons, or Dave Van De Weghe. For questions regarding this service, please email


The Community Development Department oversees land use, development, and code enforcement activities within the City of Newcastle. The functions of the department are split into two divisions:

Building Division, which handles construction permitting and code enforcement. Building staff also assist in the intake of applications, as well as perform required site inspections through the duration of construction projects.

Planning Division, which oversees land use and development applications (such as subdivisions, variances, and conditional use permits) and state environmental regulation compliance. Additionally, the Planning Division assists in the long-range planning efforts of the City, and provides staff support to the City Council, Planning Commission, and Newcastle Neighborhood Group.

Working in tandem, both divisions of the department ensure development and construction projects meet State and City standards, and strive to provide the best service to residents and business owners in the City of Newcastle.

Click here for information on permitting, including whether your project will require a permit.

Click here for a list of land use and building permit application forms.

Click here to view the Newcastle Zoning Ordinance.

Click here to view the latest Newcastle Comprehensive Plan.

Click here to view the Community Business Center Master Plan. Click here for Appendix A (Market Study). Click here for Appendix B (Design Guidelines). 

Click here for Newcastle Surface Water Management and WA State Permitting.

Contact Information

Steve Osguthorpe

Steve Osguthorpe, AICP
Community Development Director

For permit questions, email 

For general planning questions, email

12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200 
Newcastle, WA 98056   

T  425.649.4444
F  425.649.4363

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