205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.