County planning commission says 'no' to easing agritourism rules


December 20, 2024

In the latest step in the process of reviewing and perhaps changing county code around agritourism, the Skagit County Planning Commissioners voted 5 to 2 to recommend that Skagit County Commissioners adopt the changes to Skagit County code proposed by the county's Agricultural Advisory Board.

The Ag Advisory Board proposes regulating agritourism events as temporary events – and reducing the number of permitted temporary events a venue may host from 24 to 12 a year.

It also recommends restricting the use of farm buildings to farming only. Other uses of barns, granaries and other outbuild...

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