Yakima County regulations provide that certain types of local land use permit hearings be conducted by a Hearings Examiner.
The Hearings Examiner conducts initial public hearings on Type 4 development applications (Rezones, Long Plat Subdivisions) and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners.
Conducts hearings on Type 3 development applications which are final unless appealed to the Board of County Commissioners.
Hears appeals of Type 2 development application decisions made by the Administrative Official (Director Of Planning) and/or Building Official.
Hearings Examiner hearings are held the First and Third Thursday of the month. Currently the hearings are held at the City of Yakima Council Chambers 129 N. 2nd Street.