Project Coordinators previously known as Permit Technicians take in building permit applications, and assist the public directing them to other department or agencies that may also require permits in conjunction with their proposed project.
Prior to issuance of building permits, the Plans Examiner review plans to assure the plans meet the current building code requirements, state, and local codes or regulations.
The Building Inspectors do field inspections to verify the project is constructed according to the approved plans. Typically, inspections are done from footings, framing, plumbing and mechanical, insulation inspections up to the final inspection. Various projects may also require additional inspections such as special inspection for bolting depending on the scope of work.
You can check the status of your Building Permit online by visiting yakimacountypermits.us. Our online portal, Accela Citizen Access (ACA), will allow you to create a user account where you can begin filling out the following applications:
- Residential Accessory Structure
- Residential Demolition Permit
- Residential Mechanical Permit
- Residential Plumbing Permit
- Residential Re-Roof
- Type 1 Resource Reduction for Residential Use
- Remove or Abandon Fuel Tank Storage
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Building Inspection Program
The Building Inspection program provides inspection services for building construction to ensure compliance with approved plans, and local and state building code laws.Link to page
Building Permit Fees
Fees are updated annually based on the consumer price index and may change accordingly.Link to page
FEMA designated Flood plain and Flood way
The objective is to protect human life, minimize the expenditure of public money for flood control projects, minimize the need for rescue and relief efforts associated with flooding, minimize prolonged business interruption, minimize damage to public facilities and utilities, help maintain a stable tax base by providing for the sound use and development of flood-prone areas, contribute to improved construction techniques in the flood plain and ensure that potential owners and occupants are notified that property is within flood hazard areas.Link to page
Grading and ExcavationLink to page
The Plan Review program is staffed by International Code Council Certified Building Plans Examiners who review each building plan to ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal building, plumbing, energy, mechanical, and/or fire codes, ordinances, laws and regulations.Link to page
Modular StructuresLink to page
Permits Issued - Building and Manufactured HomesLink to page
Forms & ApplicationsLink to page
Public hearing April 27, 2021 @ 10 a.m.
(2021) Adoption of 2018 International Codes and Title 13 Amendments for Yakima County Public Services Building & Fire Safety Division
The draft ordinance is available for viewing by clicking the link below: