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.
The mission of Kittitas County Community Development Services is to assist the citizens of Kittitas
County in planning for the use and development of land and buildings while protecting public health
and safety, sustaining a vibrant economy, promoting the conservation of natural resources, and protecting
On Monday January 18, 2021 Governor Jay Inslee did repeal the Washington State Building Code Council’s delay of adopting the 2018 Codes.
See the official notice on the WABO page: www.wabo.org
Kittitas County will hold a public hearing March 2, 2021 to adopt the 2018 Codes and make them effective March 2, 2021.
Kittitas County Community Development Services held 6 public visioning meetings in February and March 2016 followed by a community visioning survey.
These meetings and the survey are summarized in the
Public Visioning Summary Report and
the Addendum to Community Vision Report. The Addendum includes a draft Vision Statement for the 2037 Kittitas County Comprehensive Plan.
The State of Washington Department of Ecology announced final approval of the Kittitas County updated Shoreline Master Program
in a letter to the Board of County Commissioners, dated February 22, 2016.
The updated Shoreline Master Program effective date is March 7, 2016 - fourteen (14) days from the date of the Ecology approval letter.
The Board of Kittitas County Commissioners will meet via WebEx at 2pm on February 16, 2021 to consid...
The January 19, 2021 public hearing originally scheduled to consider amendments to KCC Chapter 14.04...
Kittitas County and Dept. of Ecology seek public comment regarding the Kittitas County Shoreline Mas...
Kittitas County hereby gives notice of updated Shoreline Master Program, Development Regulation Revi...
Kittitas County has issued a Notice of Decision for the 2020 Annual Docket.
On Friday, April 24, 2020 Governor Inslee modified his stay at home order to allow certain construct...
Beginning Friday, April 3, 2020, Kittitas County Community Development Services (CDS) will resume ac...
Kittitas County Community Development Services
411 N Ruby ST, Suite 2
Ellensburg WA 98926
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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.