Lynn Deitrick, AICP

Manager/Planning Official
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

Notice to County Building & Planning Customers                                                         Limited Services - January 4 and 5, 2018                                                                       On Thursday, January 4 and Friday, January 5, Yakima County Public Services will be transferring to a new computerized permitting program.  During the transfer, no new Building or Planning applications can be initiated.  Existing permit updates and activities, including permit payment receipts, will also be unavailable.

We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to returning to full customer service on Monday, January 8, 2018. 

For more information, please call Yakima County Public Services at 574-2300.

Yakima County Planning Commission News

Planning Commission meeting agenda information can be viewed at: 

Yakima County Hearing Examiner Hearings

Meetings are held at the City of Yakima Council Chambers at 129 N. 2nd Street
January 18, 2018  1:30 p.m.
Gary Long
Minor Rezone
Planner: Dinah Reed

February 1, 2018 9:30 a.m.                                                                                             
Gail and Donna Thornton                                                                                               CUP17-080/SEP17-035                                                                                                    
Cell Tower                                                                                                                             Planner: Julia Loudon

February 1, 2018 1:30 p.m.                                                                                         Fortuity Holdings LLC/Fergestrom                                                                            CUP2017-0115                                                                                                                    Type 3 Destination Winery                                                                                               Planner: Dinah Reed



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