To protect staff and the public from the spread of COVID-19, all City facilities are closed to the public until further notice.

Many of our staff members are working from home during this event. In an effort to maintain a quick response time, we encourage you to submit your questions and concerns via email to: Emails are checked frequently.

During this time, we are allowing land use applications to be emailed to: Once submitted, we will confirm receipt of the materials and guide you to our online permit center to pay the application fee. You may also mail your application (and include a check payable to the City of Yakima if you are not paying online) to: City of Yakima Planning Division, 129 N 2nd St, Yakima, WA 98901.

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Can I have a well on my property?

Lot Size Requirements. The Yakima Municipal Code imposes lot size requirements that must be met in order to have a well (individual water system). See the table in YMC 15.05.030(C) for these requirements.

Yakima Health District. If your lot does in fact meet the requirements in the table, you will need to contact the Yakima County Health District, who ultimately makes the decision. The Health District may determine that a larger area is necessary for the safe installation of approved water supply.

Yakima County Health District: (509) 575-4040

You may also find the resources on the Yakima County Health District’s website to be helpful in regards to wells: