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 Codes Now In Effect

Kittitas County adopted the 2018 Building, Fire, Energy and related Codes and made them effective March 2, 2021. All new building and fire permit applications received on or after March 2nd will be administered under the 2018 Codes.


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.


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.

News

Kittitas County Critical Areas Ordinance Update - SEPA Determination

Kittitas County proposes a substantial update to its Critical Areas Ordinance (KCC Title 17A). After...

Kittitas County Critical Areas Ordinance Update

Kittitas County proposes a substantial update to its Critical Areas Ordinance (KCC Title 17A).

2021 Kittitas County Annual Docket

Community Development Services Releases Annual Docket Amendments to Kittitas County Code

Kittitas County Burn Ban and Fireworks Ban

Burn Ban and Fireworks Ban to go into effect midnight on Friday, June 4th, 2021.

Contact

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

509-962-7506
cds@co.kittitas.wa.us

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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