Community Development

Community Development Department


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
Second Floor, Suite 200
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 building permit applications by email to or upload into the eTRAKiT portal.
Submit land use applications by email to
The PC recommended DRAFT SMP has been sent to WA Department of Ecology for review. Dept of Ecology comments are expected to be returned to the Community Development Department by mid-June 2023.
The Public will have another opportunity for comment on the latest draft version of the SMP during the Board of County Commissioners review of the draft SMP.  BOCC review of the draft SMP is not scheduled at this time, so please keep and eye out on the Commissioner's Agendas as well as the 2023 SMP Update Page.

The County and the cities have approved an interlocal agreement outlining a collaborative process for reviewing and updating, if necessary, the Countywide Planning Policies (CPPs).  Each jurisdiction will appoint representatives to participate in this process.  A planning consultant will be selected to lead and facilitate this process.
Interlocal Agreement (unsigned)
Request for Qualifications and Proposals (RFQ/P) for consultant - priority review deadline Monday, March 27 at 4PM