Community Development Services

The mission of Kittitas County Community Development Services is to assist the citizens of Kittitas County in planning for the use and development of land and buildings while protecting public health and safety, sustaining a vibrant economy, promoting the conservation of natural resources, and protecting the environment.

Kittitas County Comprehensive Plan - Community Visioning Survey

Kittitas County Community Development Services held 6 public visioning meetings in February and March 2016. These meetings are summarized in the Public Visioning Summary Report.

Based on public comments and feedback from community groups regarding the ability for community members to attend public meetings and the necessity for broad public input, County staff created a Community Visioning Survey for community members to participate in the visioning process.

Please use the link below to provide your input into the Comprehensive Plan Visioning process and share your vision for the future of Kittitas County.

Community Visioning Survey

Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update - Approved

The State of Washington Department of Ecology announced final approval of the Kittitas County updated Shoreline Master Program in a letter to the Board of County Commissioners, dated February 22, 2016. The updated Shoreline Master Program effective date is March 7, 2016 - fourteen (14) days from the date of the Ecology approval letter.

SMP Resources

Inspection Scheduling for the Winter Season

If our vehicles cannot safely make it to your project due to snow and ice in higher elevations, we will not perform the inspection. Please have all access roads and driveways plowed clear so we can get to the job site. We apologize but we cannot ride in your vehicles, all-terrain vehicles or snowmobiles.

Community Development Fee Schedule

The Board of County Commissioners hired The FCS Group, a private consulting firm, to evaluate costs of services provided by Community Development Services and a fee study associated with those costs. The FCS Group specializes in public finance and municipal fees. An in-depth analysis of Land Use Permits and Building Permits was conducted to determine if permit fees adequately recovered costs or charged more than necessary. As a result of the analysis, CDS presented a fee for service schedule and proposed the BOCC adopt the fee model. A public hearing was held November 3rd and the BOCC approved the fee changes and asked the CDS department to write the ordinance.


Kittitas County Community Development Services
411 N Ruby ST, Suite 2
Ellensburg WA 98926

509-962-7682 fax
509-962-7694 Inspections

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Office Hours

Open Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM
Permit Center and Courthouse closures