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Walla Walla County is in Phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Plan.  Phase 2 permits all construction activities, including new work.  Prior to commencing work, all contractors are required follow and implement the guidance issued for Phase 2 Construction. 

Please review all of the following documents for guidance for construction under the Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order.

Phase 2 COVID-19 Job Site Requirements

Phase 1 COVID-19 Job Site Requirements

Sample Safety Plan

CDC Hygiene Guidelines

Sample Toolbox Talk

In accordance with City Council’s emergency declaration, City offices are closed to the public until further notice. Development Services is continuing to operate; however, our lobby is closed during this time. You can find permit applications here. If you would like to pay by debit or credit card, please submit complete applications with required documents via email to We accept debit and credit card payments by telephone.  If you would like to pay by check, please submit complete applications with required documents and your payment by mail to 55 E Moore Street, Walla Walla WA 99362.  Pre-application meetings will continue via phone or web conferencing. Building inspections will continue. If you have questions, please call 509-524-4710.

Expiration Dates Extended for Permits

Guide to New Zoning Ordinance Changes/FAQ

Ordinance 2018-53, the "new zoning code" has been codified and is now integrated with our online municipal code

Welcome to the Development Services Department. Development Services is responsible for the following programs:

Development Services is also responsible for environmental protection, including SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act), critical area and shoreline regulations, affordable housing, signs, and annexations.

The department also works with two citizen advisory commissions:

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