Building Department

The Building Department is responsible for issuing permits for: New Building, Remodel, Tenant Improvement, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fire Alarms, Water Connection (for connection to the City of Selah domestic water), Wastewater (Sewer) Connection, Signs, Street Break, Roofing, Right of Way Use, and other miscellaneous Permits.

We also conduct most of the inspections that go along with the permits listed. To schedule an inspection, please call (509) 698-7365. Click here for more information regarding inspections.

Permit Counter Hours:
Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Closed weekends and holidays)

Permit Office Updates:

Our office will be open to the public beginning March 22, 2021, as Yakima County moves into Phase 3. You can still email simple permit(s) to or or you can drop them off at the office during normal business hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our drop box will remain open to drop off permits. We will continue to accept payment for permit(s) over the phone, otherwise we can take your payment with credit/debit or check in the office. Please call (509) 698-7365 with any questions.

Conditions may change based on regulations and requirements implemented by the State of Washington.

**Attention Contractors, Builders and Architects**

All plans must now comply with the 2018 International Building Codes. Any Mastered plans are null and void and will require new submittal and plan review.

Permit Applications, Forms, Submittal Requirements and Fees

The City has many types of permits for residential and commercial development and other types of projects. You can find the most common permits, submittal requirements, informational forms and fees on this site. They are presented as downloadable pdf (Adobe Acrobat) documents.

To view or print forms, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. (Obtain free Acrobat Reader)