Hearing Examiner

Upcoming Hearing Examiner Packets

LSP2021-00001 Hearing Examiner Packet
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CUP2021-00027 Hearing Examiner Packet
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About the Hearing Examiner

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.
  • Hearings on Type 3 development applications which are final unless appealed to the Board of County Commissioners.
  • Appeals of Type 2 development application decisions made by the Administrative Official (Planning Official) and/or Building Official.




Agendas are available prior to the meetings at: Hearing Examiner Agendas


Hearing Minutes are available upon submittal of a Public Records Request.

Decisions and Recommendations

To view Hearing Examiner decisions/recommendations visit the Active Applications Information Page