205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
Monday - Friday8 AM - 5 PM
Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
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
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.
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.
Building Inspection and Plan Review services will be closed for training March 16, 17 and 18th.
The Planning Services and front counter will still be open and plans may be dropped off and permits picked up.
On July 1 of this year, Washington State will adopt the 2015 International Codes.
Our staff will be training to prepare for the revised and new codes to go into effect. This code revision event happens every three years and it’s imperative staff has the applicable knowledge to relay to the building community correct interpretations.
We’re sorry for the inconvenience. If you have any questions please contact CDS at 509-962-7506.
Please see the February 2016 Newsletter for more information and opportunities to become involved an...
Kittitas County Community Development Services
411 N Ruby ST, Suite 2
Ellensburg WA 98926
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8 AM - 5 PM
Permit Center and Courthouse closures
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.