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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.
Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair,
move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect,
install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any gas, mechanical
or plumbing system, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first submit a complete
application to Kittitas County Community Development Services to obtain the required
Kittitas County Code Title 14, Building and Construction
It is easier to answer this question by listing the work exempt from a building
permit per the International Building Code Section 105 and the International Residential
Code Section R105:
Exemptions from the permit requirements shall not be deemed to grant authorization
for any work to be done in a manner in violation of the building code or any other
law ordinance of this jurisdiction.
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.