The Assessor is responsible for the appraisal of all real and personal
in the County at its true and fair market value. The Assessor calculates all levy
information from the individual taxing districts as well as auditing the amounts
requested to insure they do not exceed their lawful limits. The Assessor
administers the senior citizen and disabled person exemptions and deferral
programs, open space exemptions, destroyed property exemptions, and home
improvement exemptions. The Assessor creates all new parcel information and
maintains the parcel mapping for the County.
The Auditor is responsible for the recording of documents, titles, and deeds; vehicle licensing; the issuance of marriage licenses; the conduct of all elections. The Auditor also provides accounting services, performs fiscal analysis, produces budget information documents for the Commissioners, and compiles the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
The Board of County commissioners is responsible for the overall administration of Yakima County government. The Board's duties include adopting and enacting ordinances and resolutions, levying taxes and establishing county policies. As the County's legislative authority, the Board is responsible for adoption of the annual budget, provision and maintenance of public facilities, construction and maintenance of county roads, development and implementation of planning and zoning policies, and appointments to advisory boards and commissions.
The County Clerk is responsible for maintaining the permanent records of the Superior Court, including all legal filings and records of all court proceedings.
The Yakima Coroner’s Office serves the community by investigating sudden, unexpected, violent, suspicious, or unnatural deaths.
The services of the Yakima County Department of Corrections are dedicated to community safety and wellness. Services are accomplished by the safe, secure, and productive management of pre-trial and convicted persons placed in to our custody. Services and practices are delivered and performed in accordance with contemporary, ethical, and professional correctional standards and constituional requirements.
Scheduling for both Yakima County District Court and Yakima County Superior Court are done by the Court Administrator. Also on these pages, you will find the local court rules, forms and services provide by both District and Superior Court.
A resource for the citizens of Yakima County to help them prevent some disasters and prepare for others.
Geographic Information Services is responsible for mapping and geographic analyses for Yakima County. Using a computer based geographic information system (GIS) enables access to a variety of geographic data. The department maintains the parcel mapping application and provides data and maps to county departments and the general public.
In partnership with the community, the Yakima Health District protects and promotes the health and quality of life for residents and visitors of Yakima County through prevention and control of disease and potential health hazards.
Location: 2403 South 18th Street, Suite 100 Union Gap, WA 98903
Hours of Operation :8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (509) 952 1737
Sustaining our economy by alleviating pest and diseases problems that impact the quality of tree fruit grown her in Yakima County.
The Human Resources Department's mission is to provide quality assistance, professional expertise and service to managers, supervisors, employees and job applicants. The department strives to achieve effective employee placement, employee development, compensation and the enhancement of the quality of work life for all County employees.
Location: Basement of the County Courthouse
Hours of Operation:Mon - Wed 9:30-1, or by appointment
A resource directory for public, social and health Services. Community Services manages state funded programs dealing with mental health, chemical dependency and developmental disabled.
Location: 18 East Lincoln
Hours of Operation: 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Meeting the printing needs of the county,cities, state and tax supported agencies. On-line paper order is available.
The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office represents Washington State and Yakima County in criminal and infraction cases, represents Yakima County in claims against the County, advises the various officials and departments of Yakima County in legal matters, and handles civil actions relating to support, parentage, and visitation for dependent children in Yakima and Grant Counties.
Yakima County Public Services is a diverse group of divisions with a common mission to protect the public's health, safety and welfare by providing superior public facilities, infrastructure and services. The areas of responsibilities include building permit, fire safety and code enforcement services; equipment services; subdivision, zoning, environmental, and long range comprehensive Planning; the construction and maintenance of 1657 miles of roads and 310 bridges; solid and moderate risk waste disposal; water and sewer system operations; county buildings and parks; and county-wide flood control.
The City and County Purchasing Divisions consolidated our functions on November 1, 2009. The City/County Procurement is now physically located at City Hall, 129 N. 2nd Street. City Hall will be your one-stop shop for all of your Purchasing needs for both the City and the County.
The Sheriff is responsible for the provision of police services in the unincorporated portion of the County, including patrol, criminal investigation, and emergency response.
Location: Yakima County Courthouse, Rm. 314
Hours of Operation: 8:00-5:00 p.m. (Exception: Courthouse will remain open for public attending trials/hearings that go past 5:00 p.m.)
Court Administrator Office Hours: 8:30-4:00 p.m.
Scheduling for Yakima County Superior Court is done by the Court Administrator. Also on these pages, you will find the local court rules, forms and services provided by Superior Court.
Yakima County Technology Services serves Yakima County in three critical areas. First and foremost, TS is a service organization tasked with keeping computers, printers and everything running. Second, TS should be prepared to meet the challenges that we see coming now. Third, plan ahead. TS should know where things are going and help guide Yakima County into the future.
The Yakima County Treasurer's Office serves as the banking center for the 60 County departments, as well as the 150 public agencies or districts within the county. We bill and collect property taxes and benefit assessments for these entities; process real estate excise taxes; manage investments and debt issuances; prepare financial reports; manage cash for the County's General Fund; process foreclosure actions for delinquent taxes; and provide forecasting for major revenues.
The Yakima County Veterans Program is dedicated to serving Veterans and family members in Yakima County. Our program is a division of the Yakima County Department of Human Services. The county program has had a long standing tradition of assisting indigent Veterans and their family with emergency needs through the Veterans Relief Fund, as well as other resources. In recent years, services have been extended to provide outreach and case management. Additional programs and services have also been added to serve homeless Veterans and their family as well as incarcerated Veterans. We seek to be a local and personal contact for county Veterans and their family to bring their questions, concerns, and issues to be addressed. Many Veterans are not aware of benefits and services they may be entitled too. We seek to provide basic information, referral, and advocacy. It is our desire to see every returning Veteran and their family provided with the support they need and deserve for their service to our county. The Yakima County Veterans Advisory Board provides guidance for the program. The Program is funded by Yakima County and other resources, and mandated by the State of Washington, RCW 73.08.010. Additional funding is provided by generous donations from individuals and organizations.
WSU Cooperative Extension and Learning Center is an educational arm of Washington State University supported in partnership with Yakima County to provide educational programs, professional development training and other information for Yakima County residents. Cooperative Extension provides education in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, food safety, nutrition, life skills, community building, 4-H youth education and economic development. The WSU Learning Center provides local access to fully accredited degree programs through Washington State University.
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