Inspection Requests

Building inspections will continue on a case by case basis, only for projects with documentation from the Governor’s office that the project has been deemed essential. Inspections may be scheduled a few days out, and will be conducted remotely via video technology. Please continue to call the inspection line as normal’ at (509) 962-7142 and someone will get in contact with you.

There are two ways to schedule Building and/or Land Use Permit inspections in the City of Ellensburg:

1- Telephone Inspection Request Line


Call the Inspection Request Line at (509) 962-7142. Inspections can be requested up to 8:00 am the day of the requested inspection. The inspection request line is cleared at 8:00 am. If requests are made after 8:00 a.m then they will occur on the next business day, unless a different day is requested. 

2- SMARTGov On-Line Permit Center


Inspections can be scheduled by using the City of Ellensburg’s online SMARTGov web-based permitting software program. The SMARTGov website allows permit customers to view detailed permit information, schedule inspections and review the approval process of their permit application.

Inspections can be scheduled up to 12:00 midnight for a next day inspection.  Inspections scheduled after 12:00 midnight, using the SMARTGov On-Line Permit Center, will be automatically scheduled by the computer system for the next business day.  (See above for the cutoff time for inspections scheduled through the telephone)