Commissioner Baker noted the Board of County Commissioners have expanded online publication of weekly agenda materials with links to meeting video and will also be implementing additional informational public communications in the near future. “We are constantly working to improve how Yakima County is serving our residents,” she said.
What is Accela Citizens Access?
Accela Citizens Access (ACA) is the platform where citizens will register for an account and begin the permitting process. Site plans and additional documentation can be uploaded as support documentation. After an initial review of the application staff will apply fees to the permit and then payment can be processed online. This can all be done from home or office!
How do I access the ACA?
The ACA can be accessed by going to www.yakimacountypermits.us/CitizensAccess or going to https://www.yakimacounty.us/2168/Citizens-Access-Portal. From the ACA you can submit a new application or check the status of an existing case. You can currently check the status of your case by following the link above.
What permits will be available?
We will begin Phase 1 by bringing on seven Building & Fire Life Safety permits which includes: Residential Plumbing; Residential Mechanical; Residential Re-Roof; Residential Demo; Underground Fuel Tank Abandon/Removal; Itinerant Food Vendor; and Residential Accessory Structures.
The Planning Division will implement seven permits to include: Type 1 Commercial Conditional Use Permit; Type 1 Reduction to an Especially Sensitive Land Use; Boundary Line Adjustments; Modification to an existing use; Early Assistance Case requests; Early Assistance Site Visit Requests; and Shoreline Exemptions.
Will more permits become available?
Yes! Staff will continue to bring more applications online. We will work closely with the Yakima Health District to implement their applications on the ACA as well as more Public Services applications such as: Grading Permits; Minor Home Business; Propane Tank Placement; and Non-Conforming Use Expansions. We will also set up a self-help kiosk on the Courthouse 4th floor for those citizens who do not have computer access.