The Code Enforcement Section of the Building and Fire Safety Division is responsible for enforcing the provisions of Washington State laws, codified in the Revised Code of Washington (RCW’s), 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.These laws also contain penalties that may be imposed when a property owner refuses to correct a cited violation of county or state law.
Balanced against this regulatory framework are constitutional and legal protections intended to secure our citizens' personal and property rights. 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.
If you think you have a Code Enforecement issue, you must file a written complaint. To access a form online, click here. To request a complaint form or to speak to a Code Enforcement Officer, please call (509) 574-2300.