Growth Management Act Laws and Rules

Current Growth Management Act Rulemaking

There is no rulemaking at this time.

Growth Management Act RCWs

Chapter 36.70A RCW – Growth Management-Planning by Selected Counties and Cities

Chapter 36.70B RCW – Local Project Review

Chapter 36.70C RCW – Judicial Review of Land Use Decisions

Notice Of Decision - Ferry County Compliance Determination

In 2014, the Legislature adopted Engrossed House Bill 1224 which authorized a process for counties with a population of 20,000 or fewer inhabitants to withdraw from fully planning under the Growth Management Act (GMA). A county that is out of compliance with the GMA is required to address any outstanding issues in their comprehensive plan or development regulations and submit an application to Commerce for a determination of compliance. Ferry County submitted an application on November 3, 2016. After reviewing the record, our agency determined that the County addressed the outstanding issues of noncompliance identified by the Growth Management Hearings Board and the Courts.

For additional information about this decision please contact Dave Andersen at dave.andersen@commerce.wa.govor review our analysis here: Ferry County Compliance Determination

Current Growth Management Act and Related Laws

Washington Administrative Code (Rules)

Chapter 365-185 WAC – Procedures for management of growth management planning and environmental review fund

Chapter 365-190 WAC – Minimum guidelines to classify agriculture, forest, mineral lands and critical areas

Chapter 365-195 WAC – Best Available Science

Chapter 365-196 WAC – Procedural criteria for adopting comprehensive plans and development regulations

Chapter 365-197 WAC – Project Consistency

Chapter 365-198 WAC – Interlocal terms and conditions for the transfer of development rights

Chapter 365-199 WAC – Procedures for making a determination of compliance for jurisdictions seeking voluntary reversion to partial planning status