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The Planning Division is here to assist you in the achievement of your personal and community development goals. We dedicate all of our professional and technical skills to the enhancement of the quality of life for every resident in our great city as we address land use and development matters.



NEW! Property Development Explorer

View the Property Development Explorer dashboard application here. This tool can assist in locating vacant land within the city of Yakima, as well as land with limited structures that may be suitable for redevelopment and may provide potential for affordable housing. You can filter your results based on improvement value and acreage. Results are display on the map and are populated in a list.



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Question of the Moment

Where are my property lines?

Land Survey. Property owners may hire a land surveyor to mark their property lines for them, as surveyors have the knowledge and resources to accurately depict these points (note: city staff does not provide this service; a private land surveying company must be hired).

Estimated Property Line Locations and Lot Dimensions. CityMap is an interactive mapping tool that anyone can access. You can find it online here: https://gis.yakimawa.gov/citymap/
Disclaimer: the City of Yakima assumes no liability for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information provided or for any action taken, or action not taken by the user in reliance upon any maps or information provided therein.

Lot Line Adjustments. Property owners can request to change the location of their property lines through the Short Plat Exemption application process, or merge multiple parcels together. The application form can be downloaded online: https://www.yakimawa.gov/services/planning/land-use-application-forms/