The Yakima City Council approved Resolution No. R-2023-172 to modify permit fees, effective January 1, 2024.

The International Code Council (ICC) publishes a new Building Valuation Data Table twice a year to reflect average construction costs per square foot. The first day of each year, the latest Building Valuation Data issued by the ICC the previous year will be adopted by the City and the Master Fee Schedule will be updated accordingly. This table is used to determine the cost of building permit fees for new construction/square footage.

Business License

The City of Yakima has partnered with the Washington State Department of Revenue, Business Licensing Service (BLS) for the administration of City business license applications and renewals. The City will continue to process and administer regulatory license applications and renewals. Visit our Business License page for City of Yakima licensing information.

Code Compliance

Visit our Code Compliance page to find out more about the property maintenance code, the kind of neighborhood nuisances that our office addresses, and how to report a violation.

Dog License

As of May 7, 2023, dog licensing is now handled through the Code Administration via the online portal (www.buildingyakima.com). Information on how to apply and renew your license can be found on the Dog License page.

Online Permit Center

To schedule an inspection, please call the Inspection Scheduling Hotline at (509) 576-6682 or visit our Online Permit Center.

Visit our Online Permit Center

Visit our Permits page for your additional permit information.

Mission Statement – Code Administration Division

The mission of the Code Administration Division is to provide exceptional service to the citizens of the City of Yakima relating to building construction, fire and life safety and land issues.

Our goals for the accomplishment of this mission are as follows:

  • Provide customer service in a timely, courteous and efficient manner.
  • Inform the public of various code requirements, by coordinating our efforts with other departments and divisions to insure prompt, accurate and consistent standards are met.
  • Enforce all laws, rules and regulation relative to zoning, housing ,building, mechanical, plumbing, sign, fire prevention, life safety, construction codes and ordinances.
  • Provide staff assistance and counsel to the Board of Appeals
  • Perform other duties as may be directed by law and/or the Director of Community and Economic Development.
  • To compile and maintain statistical information as they relate to City Licenses and Permits issued.
  • To maintain and continue the technical and professional skills our staff has.
  • To insure that the information relayed to the public is accurate and consistent with the codes administered within Washington State.