Community Development

Community Development Department


Director: Lauren Prentice

Second Floor, Suite 200
310 W. Poplar Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Staff Directory

509-524-2610 Main
509-524-2611 Inspection Requests
509-524-2612 Daily Burn Decision
Send general email to
Submit documents/applications by email to
eTRAKiT web portal


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.

Community Development Department staff will provide service that is courteous, efficient, responsive, professional, and solution focused.

Hours of Operation  **Please read COVID-19 information below
Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment. 

You may visit our website for 24/7 services such as the eTRAKiT permitting portal and you may email the department for information (see above).


COVID-19 Update - April 24, 2020Governee Inslee announced plan to allow low-risk construction projects to resume/continue safely.
20-25 Addendum: Implementation of Phase 1 Construction Restart Proclamation
Phase 1 Construction COVID-19 Safety Requirements

 As stated by the Governor, it is important that “All construction activity must meet social distancing and appropriate health and worker protection measures before proceeding.”

How to request an inspection: As usual, inspection requests can be submitted by phone at 509-524-2611 or through the eTRAKiT portal

 COVID-19 Press Release

**eTRAKiT Upgrade**  We are now able to take payments via the etrakit portal.  There are walk through instructions for this on the eTRAKiT portal page.

New land use application fees have been adopted, effective July 1, 2019. 

Press Release describing permit requirements for property owners in Unincorporated Walla Walla County with flood damage.

Press Release Regarding Burning Flood Debris 2020