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 Code Enforcement by phone or email to schedule a meeting.

Phone: (509) 962-7001


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.


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.

The most efficient investigations begin with the submittal of a complaint form. This provides us with important information to begin our investigation, including:

  • Your name and contact information, so we can contact you if we need more information.
  • A street address, map number, or parcel number where the alleged violation is occurring.
  • A detailed description of the alleged violation.
  • Your written permission to enter the area to investigate.
  • A gate code, if necessary.

The complaint form also provides you with the opportunity to remain anonymous, which must be declared when the complaint is made. Your contact information is protected by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 42.56.240) and will not be released if you’ve chosen to remain anonymous.



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