205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM
Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-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.
Thank you for visiting the Kittitas County web site and reviewing our Privacy Notice. This statement
addresses how we collect, use, and secure the information we obtain through your use of this web site.
This notice covers the following topics:
If you do nothing during your visit to our website but browse, read pages, or download information,
will gather and store certain information about your visit. This information does not identify you personally.
We automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
The information we automatically collect or store is logged and used by Kittitas County
only to improve the content of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services.
Kittitas County analyzes the web site logs to determine how our web site is being used, so we may continually
improve the site's usefulness to the public.
If during your visit to our web site you send us an e-mail, we collect the contents of your e-mail message
(including audio, video and graphics information) along with your return e-mail address. We use this
information to respond directly to you, address the issues you identify in your e-mail, further improve
our web site or forward it to another agency for appropriate action.
If you participate in a survey, information we collect is used to make improvements to the web site
collect demographic information on site use.
If you perform some other transaction online, information we collect will be used solely for the purpose
outlined on the form.
"Personal information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to
that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address,
and phone number. A domain name or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.
We do not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending
us e-mail, participate in a survey, participate in an on-line forum, or complete an on-line form. You
choose not to contact us by e-mail, participate in a survey or to provide any personal information using
an on-line form or in an on-line forum. Your choice to not participate in these activities will not
impair your ability to browse the Kittitas County web site and read or download any information provided
on the site.
State law and the federal
Privacy Act of 1974
protect personal information requested on the web site or volunteered by the user. However, this information
is a public record once you provide it, and the public may inspect or copy it if state or federal law
does not protect it.
If you believe that we or anyone else is using your personal information for a purpose other than what
you intended when you submitted it to us, you may contact the
Kittitas County Web Master as shown in the Contact Information Section of this statement.
It is not the intent of this site to collect information from children. However, any information collected
from or voluntarily given to us by children either on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as
information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.
In the State of Washington, laws exist to ensure state government is open and the public has a right
to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there
are exceptions to the public's right to access public records that serve various needs, including the
privacy of individuals. Both state and federal law provide exceptions.
All of the information collected at this site becomes public records that may be subject to inspection
and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists. The provisions of
Each agency, in accordance with published rules, shall make available for public inspection
and copying all public records, unless the record falls within the specific exemptions of *subsection
(6) of this section, this chapter, or other statute which exempts or prohibits disclosure of specific
information or records. To the extent required to prevent an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy
interests protected by this chapter, an agency shall delete identifying details in a manner consistent
with this chapter when it makes available or publishes any public record; however, in each case, the
justification for the deletion shall be explained fully in writing.
In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the
Public Records Act
or other law governing the agency's disclosure of records, the Public Records Act or other applicable
law will control.
Notice: All email sent to a co.kittitas.wa.us email address will be received by the Kittitas County
email system and may be subject to public disclosure under Chapter 42.56 RCW and to archiving and review.
You can review any personally identifiable information we collect about you by contacting us. See the
information at the end of this notice for how to contact us. You may recommend changes to personally
identifiable information we have about you if you believe it to be inaccurate. You must submit an e-mail
request that credibly shows the inaccuracy. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before
granting access or making corrections. (RCW
To better serve our users we may use "cookies" to customize your browsing experience with
County. Cookies are simple text files stored on your computer by your web browser. Cookies created on
your computer by using this website do not contain personally identifying information and do not compromise
your privacy or security.
The Washington State Department of Information Services, as host of Kittitas County's website, has taken
several steps to safeguard the integrity of data and prevent unauthorized access to information maintained
by Kittitas County. These measures are designed and intended to prevent corruption of data, block unknown
or unauthorized access to our systems and information, and to provide reasonable protection of private
information in our possession.
This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting
as fail proof, the security of information provided via the Kittitas County website.
The Kittitas County website has many links to other websites. These may include links to websites operated
by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When you link to another
site, you are no longer on the Kittitas County website and this Privacy Notice will not apply. When
Neither the State of Washington, nor any agency, officer, or employee of the State of Washington warrants
the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information published by this system, nor endorses any
content, viewpoints, products, or services linked from this system, and shall not be held liable for
any losses caused by reliance on the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of such information. Portions
of such information may be incorrect or not current. Any person or entity that relies on any information
obtained from this system does so at their own risk.
Kittitas County maintains this web site to enhance public access to information about the department's
services. While we make every effort to keep this information as timely and current as possible,
errors can occur. To correct errors or offer comments about this web site, review or request correction
of your personal information, or offer comments about this Privacy Notice or present a privacy issue,
you may e-mail your comments or concerns to the webmaster at:
205 W 5th AVE
Ellensburg, WA 90926
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.