Animal Control

Animal Control Officers respond to citizen complaints regarding nuisance dogs, such as barking, running loose and keeping dogs in a nauseous, foul or offensive manner.

City Council Meeting Videos

Missed a City Council session? No problem! Easily stream recent City Council meetings and sessions from Yakima’s Government Access Channel (Y-PAC).


Apply for permits for: Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fire Code, Water Connection (for connection to the City of Yakima domestic water), Wastewater (Sewer) Connection, Signs, Street Break, Noise, Banner (for specific locations across Yakima Avenue and 1st Street), and Right of Way Use Permits.

Neighborhood Development Services

Our Mission is to assist in developing a viable community by providing decent, affordable housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.


Renew your business license online, or take a look at our license resources. We’ll help you get the license that you need.

Pay Parking Ticket

Pay your parking citation online. You will need the citation number or your license plate of VIN to submit a payment. You cannot contest, mitigate, or appeal your infraction online. If you would like to request a hearing to contest or mitigate your infraction, please see the back of your ticket for instructions.


The goal of the City of Yakima Refuse Division is to help citizens efficiently remove garbage from their property. By doing so it keeps the city clean for all.


Every passenger is important to us, and as long as you are on a Yakima Transit bus, we want to offer you the safest and most convenient service possible.

Utility Payments

Ready to pay your City of Yakima Utility Bill? Visit our online payment center to quickly and easily pay your bill. (You will need your account number listed on your bill to submit a payment).

Where’s My Bus?

This map displays near real-time bus positions for all GPS enabled buses. The map also displays scheduled bus positions for each route. This is a calculated approximate position of where the bus should be at the current time. The buses and scheduled positions are color coded the same as the route being displayed.

City Events Calendar

A full calendar of events going on in City government and around the city.


The Employment Opportunities section lists currently open jobs available at the City of Yakima. If you’re interested in joining our team, apply now!

City of Yakima Municipal Code

The Municipal Code is the codex, or organized collection of the official laws of the City. The current version of the Municipal Code is kept in an electronic format which can be searched, viewed online, or printed.

City Newsroom

Information available within the Newsroom includes current and past City of Yakima news releases, important City staff and elected officials contact information, and Issues Briefs which explain in greater detail various City of Yakima programs and initiatives and other topics of interest.

Paint Out Graffiti Form

The City of Yakima Office of Neighborhood Development Services offers to paint out graffiti. This service is offered FREE to all property owners with property in the city limits of Yakima.

Public Disclosure Request

Washington law requires state and local agencies to make public records available to the public. Your public records disclosure request must include a reasonable description that would allow an employee to locate the records. A general question is not a public disclosure request.

Register Online for Parks & Recreation Events

The City of Yakima Parks & Recreation team has made it possible for you to register for many of their events online.

Utility Services

The Utility Services Division provides business services to utility customers and the utility operating divisions; including utility billing and payments, customer account maintenance, delinquent account management, parking citation payments, parking permits (city lots/construction/temporary/residential), bus passes/tickets and dog licenses.

Yak Back

Yak Back is a convenient way for you to connect with the City of Yakima. Report a pothole, help us find graffiti, tell us if a street light is working, or share your opinions and ideas.