PLANNING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT To provide solution-oriented services to the community through applying professional skills, adopted plans, and standards that facilitate the growth of the local economy, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the natural environment for current and future residents.
To provide professional advice and technical expertise to elected officials, appointed boards and commissions, city departments, and citizens to assist in understanding and addressing key community issues and priorities.
Planning principles that promote rational, economic, and environmentally efficient land use allow Zillah to grow in a manner consistent with the community's goals.
The land's utmost quality development and uses through the application of conscientious regulations and Development review which applies performance and aesthetic standards for new development and redevelopment.
Inspections and equitable enforcement of the City of Zillah codes promote a safe, well-built environment.
The highest ethical and professional standards, and with an enduring respect for our customers and the public trust.
Building Permits are required for certain projects you do around the house or business. If you are doing construction of any kind, you should make an appointment with our Building Inspector, who will help you determine if you need a permit for your work.
PLANNING COMMISSION The purpose and sole responsibility of the Planning Commission is to make recommendations to the City Council on Class 3 land use actions and permits specified as Class 3, which include Comprehensive Plan amendments, development regulations, and annexations (Ord. 1481 § 2, 2019). The Planning Commission exists and operates in accordance with Chapters 2.48 and 17.06 of the Zillah Municipal Code and in compliance with the Code of Ethics and Open Public Meetings Act. For more information, please visit the Planning Commission information page.
The Planning Commission may meet each Tuesday following a regularly scheduled City Council meeting. If a regularly scheduled council meeting falls on a federal and/or state holiday observed by the city and said regular meeting is held on the following Tuesday, then the Planning Commission meeting will be held on Wednesday of that week. Meetings shall begin at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noticed by the city. Meetings will only be held if there are agenda items for discussion. Please contact City Hall at 509-829-5151 to verify if there is a meeting that is going to be held.