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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.
The 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
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.
Rules of Procedure