Hearing Examiner

About the Hearing Examiner
Yakima County regulations provide that certain types of local land use permit hearings be conducted by a Hearings Examiner. The Hearings Examiner conducts:
  • Initial public hearings on Type 4 development applications (Rezones, Long Plat Subdivisions) and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Hearings on Type 3 development applications which are final unless appealed to the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Appeals of Type 2 development application decisions made by the Administrative Official (Planning Official) and/or Building Official.
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • The 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Council Chambers
    129 N 2nd Street
    Yakima, WA 98901
Agendas are available prior to the meetings at: Hearing Examiner Agendas

Hearing Minutes are available upon submittal of a Public Records Request.
Decisions and Recommendations
To view Hearing Examiner decisions/recommendations visit the Active Applications Information Page.