Yakima County 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 to implement Plan 2015. These land use and development regulations are codified in Yakima County Code under:
Title 16 Environment
Title 16A Critical Areas
Title 16B Project Permit Administration
Title 16C Critical Areas
Title 16D Shoreline Master Program
Title 17 Urban Area Growth Policy and other titles may be amended as necessary
Long Range Planning provides staff support to Board of County Commissioner appointed volunteer citizen Planning Commission. Bi-annual amendments to the Comprehensive Plan and development regulations are processed and evaluated for consistency with the requirements of Washington State's Growth Management Act (GMA) and other state laws.
Yakima County Comprehensive Planning
Yakima County and its cities and towns are required to plan for their physical growth and development under the Growth Management Act (RCW 36.70A) (GMA). Visit Horizon 2040 to read Yakima County's Comprehensive Plan. Other long range planning documents can be found on the Plans and Policies site. You may also view the Horizon 2040 Process and Documents page to see reports and draft documents which led to the adoption of Horizon 2040.