The Code Enforcement Division is responsible for enforcing the provisions of Washington State laws codified in the Revised Code of Washington, Yakima County Code and Ordinances related to building, health, fire issues, regulatory public nuisances, dangerous buildings, and zoning matters. These regulations are intended to protect the public's safety, health, and welfare. When a cited violation of County or State law is imposed, penalties may be levied upon the property owner.
Balanced against this regulatory framework are constitutional and legal protections intended to secure our citizens' personal and property rights. Yakima County Code Enforcement officers must investigate and take appropriate action to enforce State and County laws while respecting and upholding those important personal and property rights.