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.
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 only needed when it is called out on your plan review. This inspection is made when
all floor framing is complete including hold-down devices 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.
Pressure or water tests should be on both systems at time of inspection.
When HVAC system, appliance vents and environmental vents are installed and all gas piping is completed
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.
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
A final inspection shall be made after all work required by the building permit is completed and prior
to occupancy. All access and storm water issued must be approved through Kittitas County Public
Works. All environmental issued (i.e. septic system) must be approved through the Kittitas County Environmental
Inspections may be requested by calling the CDS Inspection Request Line at (509) 962-7694 or by email
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please supply the following information
to complete an inspection request:
Inspections are conducted Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Inspection requests received by
3 pm on business days will be performed the following business day unless a later date is requested.
Inspection requests received after 3 pm 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 at 4 pm each day.
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.