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.
Planning Division News

Yakima County Planning Commission News

Yakima County Planning Commission next meeting will be held on October 19th 
​Public Hearing begins at 6pm.  Please visit the Planning Commission page for more detailed information. 

Yakima County Hearing Examiner Hearings

October 6, 2016 9:30 AM
East Valley School District - CUP2016-069  SEP2016-026
Staff - Dinah Reed
NEW information page for Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP)
Planning Division Sections


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

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

Zoning & Subdivision

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