Community Development

Community Development Department

BUILDING  |  PLANNING  |  CODE COMPLIANCE

Director: Lauren A. Prentice
Staff Directory
Mailing Address:
310 W. Poplar Street
Second Floor, Suite 200
Walla Walla, WA 99362

509-524-2610 Main
509-524-2611 Inspection Requests
509-524-2612 Daily Burn Decision
Send general email to commdev@co.walla-walla.wa.us
Submit documents/applications by email to permits@co.walla-walla.wa.us or upload into the eTRAKiT portal.
Office Hours  
The office doors are closed until further notice, please call. 
Mon - 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 portal and you may email the department for information (see above).
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.

NEWS
Closure Status: The CDD office remains closed to the public, except for scheduled appointments.  Our staff is working and available virtually, by phone and email. Applications may continue to be submitted via eTRAKiT, email, mail, or by drop-box as previously established.   Per usual, inspection requests can be submitted by phone at 509-524-2611 or through the eTRAKiT portal. Payments for permit and project applications can be paid through the eTRAKiT portal,  walk-thru instructions are found on the eTRAKiT portal page.
Washington Building Code Update - February 1, 2021
Effective February 1, 2021, Washington State will implement the 2018 Building Codes and Washington State Energy Code. 
    -  Complete application submittals received prior to February 1, 2021 will be reviewed and inspected under the 2015 codes.  Applications may be submitted outside of office hours via our front door drop-box and email (permits@co.walla-walla.wa.us). Per WWCC 14.07.050, a complete building permit application shall include a "fully completed and signed application form" and those documents required by WWCC Title 15 - Building and Construction, as listed on the application form.  In the case of most building permit applications, this means that building plans and a site plan are also required.  An application fee ($200) is required in order for us to review your application, but we cannot accept payment until we have entered your permit application into our tracking system, this does not have to be received by February 1.

What is GIS?
GIS, or Geographic Information Systems, is a computer-based framework that allows users to view, analyze, and edit geospatial data. Here at Walla Walla County, the GIS Department stores and maintains geographic data while also making it available to the public through online and printed maps. There are handful datasets available for download and review that can be extremely helpful when submitting a site plan for an application or even for simply looking up the acreage of any given parcel on the Interactive Map Hub. 
We look forward to assisting you with your construction projects and thank you for your patience and cooperation!