Policy Review

The purpose of a policy is to enable the effective and efficient management of the tribes’ resources and to assist staff and the Board of Directors in achieving an equitable decision-making process. Written policies also enable the community to be aware of the reasoning behind staff and Board of Director’s decisions and to be familiar with the reasoning behind individual decisions.

As issues come before the BOD policies will evolve through a process of review and refinement. Policies will be posted on this webpage for two weeks to allow the community time to review and comment.

The Planning Department and Planning Commission are excited to share the Draft Land Use Code and Zoning Map. This is the first significant update of Title 7 since 1995, with new opportunities for a growing Tulalip Community.

The Table of Contents provides an overview of each code chapter. New or re-written sections appear in black font, and unchanged text in blue font. Permit types and review processes are explained in the text and summarized in a table. The use tables show what kind of permit is required for various uses and indicate whether a specific use is allowed in a zone. Look for the use index for more detailed descriptions of uses. Many more sections address other topics and related standards. The Zoning map shows the distribution of different zones across the Tulalip Reservation. Where public utilities exist, there is more opportunity for denser development than in areas that require wells and septic systems. You will find the corresponding names and abbreviations of the zones in the map legend and the code. There is a description of each in the text, and they appear along the top of every use table in the code.

A minor update of the 2009 Comprehensive Plan will accompany the Code and Zoning Map update to establish consistency between them. Look for that information next week.

Please provide questions and comments to permits@tulaliptribes-nsn.gov or 360-716-4214, and we will respond to you within a week or sooner. The Tulalip Planning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the Update on March 22, 2023. The Planning Commission will provide a recommendation to the Board of Directors.


Contact name:
Lorna Juvinel, Policy & Statistical Analyst

6406 Marine Drive
Tulalip, WA 98271
(Driving Directions)

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