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Biennial Amendment Forms

Biennial Amendments

Yakima County is now accepting applications to amend the County's Comprehensive Plan - Horizon 2040 and Development Regulations for the 2024 Biennial year. 

Map and text amendments forms and fees must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on January 31, 2024 to be considered.


Pre-Application Meetings

A pre-application meeting is required prior to submittal of a plan amendment application or development regulation amendment request. The forms to schedule a meeting are available below, or at the Yakima County Public Services - Planning Division, Yakima County Courthouse at 128 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA. 98901, Monday through Friday, during business hours between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except holidays. This meeting gives the applicant and staff the opportunity to ask specific questions related to the proposal to help ensure that the application or request will be complete when submitted. Additional information may be required after review of your application.

Pre-Application Meeting Form

General Application Form

Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations Bulletin and FAQs


Comprehensive Plan Amendments

Applications for comprehensive plan map and text amendments to the Yakima County Comprehensive Plan – Horizon 2040 must be submitted to the Yakima County Public Services – Planning Division by the last business day in January, in order to be considered for that year’s amendment process. Listed below are the required documentation.

Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment Application Packet

1. Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment Submittal Form and Checklist

2. Comprehensive Plan Amendment (Text or Map) Purpose and Procedures

3. General Application Form

4. Fee Schedule

5. SEPA Environmental Checklist


Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment Request Forms

1. Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment Instructions and Checklist

2. Comprehensive Plan Amendment (Text or Map) Purpose and Procedures

3. Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment Request Form

4. General Application Form

5. Fee Schedule

6. SEPA Environmental Checklist (fee is only collected if docketed)


Development Regulation Amendments

Official requests submitted to Yakima County Planning Division for amendments to Yakima County Development Regulations using the appropriate forms listed below and submitted prior to the last business day of January.

Development Regulation Text Amendment Request Forms

1. Development Regulation Text Amendment Instructions and Checklist

2. Development Regulation Text Amendment Request Form

3. General Application Form

4. Fee Schedule

5. SEPA Environmental Checklist (fee is only collected if docketed)

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