Code Enforcement

Enforcement of the development regulations contained in the Unified Development Code (UDC), Title 18 of the Jefferson County Code (JCC), is administered under JCC Chapter 18.50.

Reporting Violations

To report a suspected code violation, complete a Complaint Form and deliver it to DCD.
You may fax it to 360-379-4451, scan and email it, or mail it to:
621 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368


Due to the still-struggling economy, DCD does not have the funding to support a code enforcement officer. At present, our policy is to have available staff do a brief initial evaluation of potential violations and seek voluntary compliance if violations are found.

In some situations, when voluntary compliance is ineffective, Code Enforcement may involve the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office and/or the Prosecuting Attorney's Office.