Kittitas County Code Enforcement

Important Information

Code Enforcement works primarily in the field and is not always available in the office.

Meetings either in CDS or on site must be scheduled with Code Enforcement.

Walk-in meetings are not available.


If you’ve received a letter from Code Enforcement or would like to discuss an alleged complaint, please contact CEO Toni Berkshire to schedule a meeting.

Phone: (509) 962-7001
Email: code.enforcement@co.kittitas.wa.us

Philosophy

Our Mission

We’re dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the quality of life of our citizens and protecting the natural environment through awareness, comprehensive education, fair and unbiased enforcement, and compliance with building, zoning, land development, environmental, and other codes and ordinances that promote prosperity and protect public health, life, safety, welfare, and natural resources.

Our Vision

To empower our citizens with the knowledge and ability to recognize and resolve code violations and to initiate formal enforcement action only when voluntary compliance is not achieved in a timely manner consistent with expectations for resolutions.

Our Values

Honesty. Accountability. Integrity. Public Safety. Balancing Property Rights with Community Expectations.

Overview

Kittitas County Code (KCC) Title 18 designates authorized officials – including the Kittitas County Code Enforcement Officer – to enforce codes related to building, zoning, fire, health, and safety because violations of these codes either injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, or safety of others. KCC Title 18 also allows authorized officials to enforce public nuisance violations for the same reasons. Authorized officials may investigate potential violations and if they determine that a violation has occurred, the official may pursue voluntary compliance by issuing orders to correct or may pursue corrective action by filing notices of violation and abatement (NOVA), notices of infraction, or notices to title. The authorized official is also authorized to pursue other corrective actions as allowed by law.

Code Enforcement Investigation

Washington State and Kittitas County have enacted various building and zoning codes to protect life, health, and property. If you suspect that a building or zoning code violation is occurring, you can file a complaint with our office and Code Enforcement will investigate.

All complaints must be submitted using our Code Enforcement Complaint Form which must be filled out completely. Complaints that are not submitted using our form or are incomplete will not be processed nor investigated. Only one complaint per address/parcel number is needed. Multiple complaints delay contact and enforcement. The complaint form must include:

  • Your name and contact information. Your contact information is protected by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 42.56.240) if you choose non-disclosure (to remain anonymous). We do not release your information.
  • An exact street address, map number, or parcel number where the alleged violation is occurring.
  • A detailed description of the alleged violation.

Resources

Questions/Complaints:

Unincorporated Kittitas County

Questions/Complaints:

Incorporated Cities in Kittitas County