Regulatory & Development

Yakima County
The Environmental and Natural Resources Section assists property owners and applicants who wish to improve or develop their properties, analyzes natural resources for community planning, reviews development applications, and participates in efforts to promote environmental sustainability for county residents, businesses and visitors.

Projects within a floodplain or near rivers and streams are required to get permits from Yakima County Planning Division. This review and permit may relate to Critical Areas regulations or the Shoreline Management Act, depending on the project.


For more information on Environmental Planning & Permitting requirements and explanations, follow the link below:


Other Agencies


There may also be permits and/or review requirements from other agencies:

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