Building & Fire Safety

2018 International Codes and Title 13 Amendments Adopted

Attention- New Code Adoption: (Yakima County Building and Fire) Effective Tuesday June 1st, 2021 we will be reviewing all Submittals under the 2018 International Codes.


Yakima County, pursuant to Ordinance 2021-2, has adopted the 2018 International Codes and made amendments to Yakima County Code Title 13. For 

Online Permitting

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

You can now make payments on the ACA. The first step is to create an ACA account by visiting yakimacountypermits.us. Once you have an account, notify your Project Coordinator and we will associate your record to your account. Check-out is a breeze! 

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ORDINANCE 13-2017

YAKIMA COUNTY WATER RESOURCE SYSTEM

JANUARY 1, 2018, YAKIMA COUNTY IS REQUIRED TO CHECK FOR EVIDENCE OF ADEQUATE WATER SUPPLY BEFORE A BUILDING PERMIT IS ISSUED FOR DEVELOPMENTS REQUIRING USE OF POTABLE WATER. 

Evidence of legal availability of water shall be in the form of:

1. Water right permit from Department of Ecology, or

2. A letter from an approved water purveyor, or

3. *A YCWRS domestic well permit, or

4. Other adequate evidence of interest in a suitable water right held for mitigation purposes by an existing water bank, or

5. A Yakama Nation Water Code permit for properties located within the exterior boundaries of the Yakama Nation, or

6. Documentation that the well site is located outside of the Yakima River watershed.

*PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR THE APPROPRIATE CHECKLIST AND PERMIT APPLICATION TO APPLY FOR A "YCWRS" DOMESTIC WELL PERMIT.
Please contact Yakima Health District (509 249-6508) to apply for an "Adequate Water Determination"


PAYMENT DUE AT TIME OF APPLICATION SUBMITTAL

~ Effective June 1, 2017 ~

Minimum payment is required to be paid at time of application submittal for the following fee types: 

Payment can be made by cash, check or VISA, MASTERCARD

FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE

Minimum Payment Due

  • Building - Plan Review Fee (variable)

  • Fire - Plan Review Fee (variable)

  • VAR-ESLU - Type 1 Reduction ($195.00) and recording fees approximately ($100.00)

  • Address - Permit application fee ($90.00)

  • Road Approach - Permit application fee ($275.00)