Permit & Inspection

Permitting & Inspection - The Planning & Building Division processes and issues all permits required by the Washington State Building Code, Chapter 19.27 RCW, and Growth Management Act, Chapter 36.70A RCW. These regulations, implemented through the Yelm Unified Development Code (UDC), are codified at Title 18 YMC. The UDC was adopted in 2016 and is a model of form based code. It streamlines the process for permits while ensuring that decisions are based on firm criteria and are reviewable through appeal. The Planning & Building Division also coordinates with Public Services on civil plan review and development inspections.