Community Development

BUILDING  |  PLANNING  |  CODE COMPLIANCE

Mission Statement
To provide Building, Land Use, and Code Compliance services to the citizens of Walla Walla County through the application of local, state and federal policies and regulations which facilitate the growth of the local economy, enhance the quality of life for current and future generations, and protect the general public health and safety. The Community Development Department staff will provide service that is courteous, efficient, responsive, professional, and solution focused.
Contact Us
The building doors are locked for security, but we're here to help you, please use the keypad to the left of the entrance to contact us when you arrive.

Public Office Hours: Monday - Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment outside these hours.
You may visit our website for 24/7 services such as the eTRAKiT portal.

Mailing Address:
310 W. Poplar Street
Suite 200
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Staff Directory
509-524-2610 - Office Mainline
509-524-2611 - Inspection Requests
509-524-2612 - Daily Burn Decision
Send general email to commdev@co.walla-walla.wa.us
Submit building permit applications by email to permits@co.walla-walla.wa.us or upload into the eTRAKiT portal.
Submit land use applications by email to planning@co.walla-walla.wa.us

News
New fees schedule adopted
Updated fees for building, fire, and planning applications went into effect on January 17, 2024.  See below fee schedules. It will take us somet time to finish updating applications, though the new fees will be charged for any application submitted after end of business on January 16.
Building and Fire Fee Schedule
Planning Fee Schedule

2024 Annual Amendment Cycle opened - APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 1
Applications for amendments to the County's development regulations, zoning map, and Comprehensive Plan are considered annually. The annual amendment process is designed to solicit from the public and outside agencies suggested amendments to the Walla Walla County Comprehensive Plan and development regulations.  Application forms available online here: https://www.co.walla-walla.wa.us/government/community_development/dockets.php

New Washington State Building Code set to go into effect on March 15
The Washington State Building Code Council voted on September 15, 2023, to delay the effective date of the 2021 codes. The new effective date for all building codes is March 15, 2024.