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Have You Used Our Public Portal Yet?

We are pleased to provide you the following services online through our online permit center:

  • Search for details on pending and previously processed land use permits
  • Pay application fees
  • Apply for the following application types…
    • Zoning Verification Request (written confirmation of which zoning district the parcel is in, the future land use designation, and allowed land uses)
    • Development Services Team (DST) Pre-Application Meeting Request (more information here)
  • Upload attachments for your application, such as a revised site plan or legal description, for a land use application that you have submitted

The city’s Code Administration also allows some permits to be applied for on the portal. You can use the portal to request an inspection and search for permits and licenses that they process (such as business licenses, building permits, etc.). Please see their webpage for more information.

Check it out at We hope you find this service to be convenient and easy to use!



Land Use Action Signs

For some land use review processes, the applicant is required to post a land use action sign at the site. This helps to inform neighbors, property owners, and others who frequently pass by the area that a project is being proposed at that location. This method of notification is in addition to other notice requirements dictated by the Yakima Municipal Code. The following are a few examples of review types which require posting of a land use action sign:

  • SEPA Environmental Review
  • Type 3 Reviews
  • Rezones
  • Right-of-Way Vacations
  • Preliminary Long Plat Subdivisions

If you’ve seen one of these signs and would like to know what is being proposed at that location, contact us at (509) 575-6183 or email to: You may also find what you are looking for on our weekly agenda of current planning applications.

Land Use Action Sign