Lynn Deitrick, AICP

Manager/Planning Official
Our purpose is to help our community define and achieve its preferred future. Planning is engaged in a wide range of community development service activities related to subdivision, zoning, environmental, long range comprehensive planning, special projects, intergovernmental coordination, grants, and public involvement.

Planning Division News

Yakima County Planning Commission News

Planning Commission meeting agenda information can be viewed at: 

Yakima County Hearing Examiner Hearings

Meetings are held at the City of Yakima Council Chambers at 129 N. 2nd Street

August 16, 2018
ZON2018-05 SEP 18-025
Downing Minor Rezone
9:30 a.m.
Planner: Dinah Reed

September 6, 2018

Monson LLC Rezone
9:30 a.m.
Planner: Phil Hoge

Planning Division Sections


The Environmental Section of Planning administers the Yakima County Critical Areas Ordinance, Regional Shoreline Master Program and the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

Long Range Planning

The Long Range Planning Section is responsible for the maintenance of the Yakima County Comprehensive Plan and the formulation and amendment of county land use regulations

Zoning & Subdivision

The Zoning & Subdivision Section works with the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations by administering Title 19