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Kim Caulkins
Building Questions

Laura Wilson
Planning Questions

501 N. Anderson St.
Ellensburg, WA  98926

Planning: (509)962-7231
Building: (509)962-7239
Fx: (509) 925-8665

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
*Closed for Weekly Staff Meetings* Each Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

2015 New Building Code Adoption
New building code adoption policy and grace period

Welcome to the Community Development Department. The purpose of Community Development is to serve public interests and protect individual rights through the planned and orderly development of lands and environs of Ellensburg in accordance with appropriate laws, rules, and standards.  Community Development is responsible for the following programs:

Community Development is also responsible for Environmental Protection, including:

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Hearing Examiner, Commissions & Boards
The City of Ellensburg has authorized the Hearing Examiner to conduct hearings on certain land use permit applications and land use appeals.  Community Development also supports and works with three citizen advisory Commissions and the Building Appeals Board:   

SMARTGov Online Permit Center
The City of Ellensburg uses the SMARTGov web-based permitting software program. The SMARTGov Online Permit Center has several useful features that customers can access to check the status of a permit application, schedule inspections and review inspection results.


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If you would like to receive new information (web and/or text) from Community Development you can sign up on the City's NOTIFY ME page.  If you sign up for notifications, then each time the Community Development webpage is updated you will receive a notification of these changes.

Contact Information & Staff Directory

501 North Anderson Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926
(509) 962-7204