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.
Authority: RCW 90.80
Chery Byers, Clerk of the Board
PO Box 605, Ellensburg, WA 98926
A water conservancy board constitutes a public body corporate and politic and a separate unit of local government in the state. The board may sit in decision of the transfer of water rights, subject to the approval of the department of ecology. The board may establish a water right transfer information exchange through which all or part of a water right may be listed for sale or lease. The board may also accept and post notices in the exchange from persons interested in acquiring or leasing water rights from willing sellers. The board reviews applications for formal acceptance, prepares draft records of decision, and should consider other technical or legal factors affecting the board's development of a final record of decision. A board may request and accept additional technical assistance and support from the governments of the county in which it operates. The jurisdiction of a board shall not apply within the boundaries of a federal Indian reservation or to lands held in trust for an Indian band, tribe, or nation by the federal government. The board is an independently funded entity, and may accept grants and adopt fees for processing applications for transfers of water rights to fund the activities of the board. The board meets when necessary to review applications.
The Kittitas County Water Conservancy Board meets the third Tuesday of each month in the Board of County Commissioners Conference Room #108 at 3:00 p.m.
Records can be requested by completing the Public Records Request found on the Kittitas County web page at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/request/default.aspx and turned into the Kittitas County Commissioners office:
Public Disclosure Officer
Kittitas County Board of Commissioners
Attn: Chery Byers
205 W 5th AVE 108
Ellensburg WA 98926-2887
509-962-7508 , FAX 509-962-7679
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.