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Our purpose is to help our community define and achieve its preferred future. Planning is engaged in a wide range of community development service activities related to subdivision, zoning, environmental, long range comprehensive planning, special projects, intergovernmental coordination, grants, and public involvement.
Planning Division News

Yakima County Planning Commission News

Next Planning Commission Meeting is on March 8th, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Yakima County Resource Center, 2403 South 18th Street, Union Gap, WA. 98902.
​Agendas can be viewed at:

Yakima County Hearing Examiner Hearings

Meetings are held at the City of Yakima Council Chambers at 129 N. 2nd Street

The Hearing for CUP2016-080 Sajaca/Bio-Gro LLC on March 2, 2017 has been CANCELED Hearing will be rescheduled at a later date

March  16, 2017 - 9:30 am

ZON2016-004 John & Janice Raney/Steve George/Carl H. Nielson - Janet Roy Personal Representative

Staff Contact: Dinah Reed

March 16, 2017 - 1:30 pm

SUB2016-045 Ted & Jean Ledlin
Staff Contact: Dinah Reed

May 4, 2017 - 9:30 am

APL2017-002  Douglas/Wilbert Appeal
Staff Contact: Julia Loudon

June 1, 2017

CUP16-080 Sajaca, LLC Bio Gro
Staff Contact: Dinah Reed
NEW information page for Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP)
Planning Division Sections


The Environmental Section of Planning administers the Yakima County Critical Areas Ordinance, Regional Shoreline Master Program and the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

Long Range Planning

The Long Range Planning Section is responsible for the maintenance of the Yakima County Comprehensive Plan and the formulation and amendment of county land use regulations

Zoning & Subdivision

The Zoning & Subdivision Section works with the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations by administering Title 19