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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.
The Growth Management Act (GMA)
requires Kittitas County adopt and periodically update regulations that protect five types of critical
Kittitas County adopted a new Critical Areas Ordinance on December 7, 2021 which was implemented on February 7, 2022. The new Critical Areas Ordinance and a Frequently Asked Questions document can be found below. Please contact CDS Planning with any questions (509) 962-7056.
Kittitas County CAO
Kittitas County CAO FAQ
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.