Winthrop, WA town hall building


Winthrop Planning Department

The Planning Department is responsible for long- and short-term land use planning, zoning, and environmental review and permitting. The department consists of the Town Planner and the Planning Commission.

Contact town planner:

Current Planning Notices
SMP Survey Link
Shoreline Master Program Update – Winthrop has engaged Highlands Associates to assist with updating our outdated Shoreline Master Program. Watch this space for opportunities to provide input.
Housing Action Plan - Winthrop is working collaboratively with Twisp on Housing Action Plans for each community the address the valley wide need for affordable housing. Watch this space and Methow Valley News for opportunities to participate.

Planning and Land Use Resources
Official Zoning Map
Winthrop Municipal Code Title 17 - Zoning
Winthrop Municipal Code Critical Areas Regulations
2015 Winthrop Comprehensive Plan
2018 Parks and Recreation Plan
1991 Shoreline Master Program
Electric Vehicle FAQ
Land Use Permit Forms

Planning Commission
The Planning Commission is an appointed volunteer committee of citizens who advise the Town on land use matters. Regular meetings are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month and are open to the public. Check the agenda below for details.

Contact the Planning Commission

Current Planning Commission Agenda

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