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.

2018 Building and Fire Code Updates

On Monday January 18, 2021 Governor Jay Inslee did repeal the Washington State Building Code Council’s delay of adopting the 2018 Codes. See the official notice on the WABO page:

Kittitas County will hold a public hearing March 2, 2021 to adopt the 2018 Codes and make them effective March 2, 2021.

Kittitas County Comprehensive Plan - Community Visioning

Kittitas County Community Development Services held 6 public visioning meetings in February and March 2016 followed by a community visioning survey. These meetings and the survey are summarized in the Public Visioning Summary Report and the Addendum to Community Vision Report. The Addendum includes a draft Vision Statement for the 2037 Kittitas County Comprehensive Plan.

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 Hours

  • June - August: 7am to 4pm
  • September - May: 8am to 5pm (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.)
  • For occupied residences and structures in use, an adult owner or representative must be present for us to enter the building to perform an inspection.


Notice of public hearing to consider amendments to Kittitas County Code (KCC) Chapter 14.04, Title 20, and Title 18.

The Board of Kittitas County Commissioners will meet at 2:00 pm on March 2, 2021 via Webex to consid...

Public Hearing Cancelled

The January 19, 2021 public hearing originally scheduled to consider amendments to KCC Chapter 14.04...

Shoreline Master Program Amendments Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

Kittitas County and Dept. of Ecology seek public comment regarding the Kittitas County Shoreline Mas...

Shoreline Master Program Determination of Non-Significance

Kittitas County hereby gives notice of updated Shoreline Master Program, Development Regulation Revi...

2020 Kittitas County Annual Docket Amendments - Notice of Decision

Kittitas County has issued a Notice of Decision for the 2020 Annual Docket.

CDS to Resume Building Inspections

On Friday, April 24, 2020 Governor Inslee modified his stay at home order to allow certain construct...

Kittitas County Community Development Services to Resume Accepting and Reviewing Applications

Beginning Friday, April 3, 2020, Kittitas County Community Development Services (CDS) will resume ac...


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


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Office Hours

Open Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM (Closed for Lunch from 12 PM - 1 PM Daily)
Permit Center and Courthouse closures