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Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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8 AM - 5 PM
Kittitas (pronounced 'KITT-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.
When forms and rebar are in place and prior to pouring concrete.
Property setbacks will also be checked at this time. Make certain property
lines are clearly marked and that your location corresponds with approved site plan.
Pole buildings will need to have the holes inspected before the poles have been backfilled.
Setbacks will be checked at this time. Make certain property lines are clearly marked and
that your location corresponds with approved site plan.
This inspection is made when all floor framing is complete including hold-down devises but before the sub-floor is installed.
To be made after all shear walls are constructed and most of the other framing is complete including the roof
framing and sheathed. Do not install building wrap or siding prior to this inspection.
When rough in of waste and vent system, building supply system and nail protection plates are completed.
Air pressure or water tests to be on both systems at time of inspection.
When HVAC system, appliance vents and environmental vents are installed, and all gas piping is completed and tested.
Verification of the Washington State Energy Code options chosen for Energy Credits.
If fire sprinklers are installed. When all sprinkler piping is installed and ready for bucket test.
Other fire sprinkler inspections are required such as tenting before insulation and fire sprinkler final before occupancy.
Electrical inspections are performed by Washington State Labor and Industries Yakima Office 509-454-3798 and prior to a Framing Inspection.
To be made after the roof deck or sheathing, all framing, fire blocking and bracing (including all hold-downs and proper nailing) are in place and all pipes,
chimneys and vents to be concealed are complete and after the plumbing, mechanical and electrical rough inspections are approved.
Inspection of the plumbing systems, mechanical systems, electrical (by L&I) and framing must be completed and approved prior to insulating.
Insulation R-values and glazing U-values must be installed in accordance with approved plans and the Washington State Energy Code options chosen for Energy Credits.
In addition to the inspections specified above, the building official is authorized to make or require other inspections of any construction work to
ascertain compliance with the provisions of Kittitas County Code..
A final inspection shall be made after all work required by the building permit is completed and prior to occupancy. All access, storm water,
water metering and flood permits issued must be inspected and approved through Kittitas County Public Works. All environmental health septic
permits and well site permits issued must be inspected and approved through the Kittitas County Environmental Health department of Public Health.
After all the above inspections and approvals are completed, the Building Official is authorized to issue a Certificate of Occupancy
(for new residences or commercial buildings) and you may then legally use and occupy the structure.
Inspections may be requested by calling the CDS Inspection Request Line at (509) 962-7694 or
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on-line at: Inspection Request
Please supply the following information to complete an inspection request:
Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Inspection requests received by 2:00pm on business days will be performed the following business day unless a later date is requested.
Inspection requests received after 2:00pm on business days will be performed two business days from the date the request was received
unless a later date is requested. Inspectors cannot add or reschedule inspections in the field.
It is appreciated that cancellations be made prior to the day of the inspection.
Inspection schedules are set after 2:00 pm each day. Inspections schedule order of
inspection will be adhered to as much as possible, however, schedules may change as needed without notice.
An inspection schedule may be viewed on the CDS web page at:
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.