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Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
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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.
In accordance with state and local stay-at-home orders, Community Development Services (CDS) remains closed to the public. CDS will continue to maintain Building, Planning, and Fire Marshall services as follows:
We will be making additional changes to our processes as necessary, and we will keep you updated as we do. Please call or email our office if you have any questions.
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
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.
On Friday, April 24, 2020 Governor Inslee modified his stay at home order to allow certain construct...
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.