Thomas Carroll - Planning Official

The Planning Division is currently OPEN to the Public. Staff is available via in person, phone and email to assist you.  

Online Application Submittal Information

You can submit online applications through the Citizens Access Portal by visiting

Instructional video's are available to guide you through the process

Creating an Online Account Registration    

Submitting a New Application

Attaching Documents to a Record

Paying Application Fees Online

Checking your Application Status

Land Use and Environmental Applications can also be submitted by mail, email, in person at our drop boxes located in our lobby or faxed to the following contacts:

Yakima County Planning                                                                           128 N. 2nd Street                                                                                     4th Floor Courthouse                                                                             Yakima, Washington  98901


Fax: (509) 574-2301

Upon receipt of your application, a notification will be sent with instructions on payment

Please make sure your contact information is on the application materials and includes both daytime phone number and email

Our purpose is to help our community define and achieve its preferred future. Planning is engaged in a wide range of community development service activities related to subdivision, zoning, environmental, long range comprehensive planning, special projects, intergovernmental coordination, grants, and public involvement.

Yakima County Planning Commission News

Planning Commission meeting agenda information can be viewed at: 

Planning Division Sections

Code Compliance & Enforcement


The Environmental Section of Planning administers the Yakima County Critical Areas Ordinance, Regional Shoreline Master Program and the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

Zoning & Subdivision

The Zoning & Subdivision Section works with the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations by administering Title 19

Long Range Planning

The Long Range Planning Section is responsible for the maintenance of the Yakima County Comprehensive Plan and the formulation and amendment of county land use regulations