Environmental

Pre-Application Meeting/Site Visit Request


This form is to request a site visit or a pre-application meeting prior to development within a critical area or shoreline of Yakima County.  The outcome of the meeting will result in a determination of the type of permits necessary for development or change of use on the property.  This application is required prior to submitting applications for development in a Critical Area or Shoreline.

SEPA


The Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist is required when a project does not qualify for a Categorical Exemption.

Critical Areas Standard Development Application 

A Critical Areas Standard Development Permit is required when proposed development is taking place within a Critical Area of Yakima County.

Critical Areas Adjustment Permit Application

A Critical Areas Adjustment is required when a proposal needs to reduce or adjust development standards of the Yakima County Critical Areas Ordinance.

Minor Revisions to Approved Uses or Developments Application

A Minor Revision is required when their are proposed changes to a Critical Areas Permit or Shoreline Permit that has been issued.  Specific Criteria found in YCC 16.C/16.D.03.25 need to be met in order to qualify for a Minor Revision.

Non-Conforming Uses and Facilities Application

This application is required when there is an existing use or development that was established prior to adoption of current regulations, and would not be allowed by those regulations.  Under certain circumstances, those uses are allowed to expand or be changed to another use.

Reasonable Use Exception Permit Application


This Critical Areas Permit is an option for proponents when the standards of the Yakima County Critical Areas Ordinance would deny all reasonable economic use of a property.  A public hearing is required, with the Hearings Examiner making the final decision.

Shoreline Exemption Application Packet


A Shoreline Exemption is an authorization for certain activities listed in YCC 16D.03.07 that meet Shoreline development standards.
 

Shoreline Substantial Development Permit Application Packet


A Shoreline Substantial Development Permit is required for certain projects that fall within Shoreline jurisdiction. A table of uses and developments that require a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit is located in Chapter 10 of the Yakima County Regional Shoreline Master Program.

Shoreline Variance Application Packet


A Shoreline Variance is required when a proposal cannot meet the development standards of the Yakima County Regional Shoreline Master Program. Specific criteria found in YCC 16D.03.22 need to be met to qualify for a Variance.

Shoreline Conditional Use Permit Packet


A Shoreline Conditional Use Permit is required for certain projects that fall within Shoreline jurisdiction. A table of uses and developments that require a Shoreline Conditional Use Permit is located in Chapter 10 of the Yakima County Regional Shoreline Master Program.