Planning Department

Welcome to the Grant County Planning Department


The Planning Department handles individual land use applications, zoning reviews, shoreline permits, environmental reviews and sign-off for building permits as well as provides information to the public on all land use related issues.









Proposed Code amendments for marijuana regulations

Select chapter below to read proposed amendments

Chapter 23.04 - Zoning Districts

Chapter 23.08 - Performance and Use Standards

Chapter 25.02 - Definitions


Department Staff:                              

  • Damien Hooper, Planning Director
  • Rick Rettig, Associate Planner
  • Tyler Lawrence, Associate Planner
  • Connor Lange, Associate Planner/GIS Technician
  • Mary McRickard, Assistant Planner
  • Elisabeth Lauver, GIS Coordinator
  • Nathan Poplawski, Code Enforcement Officer/Deputy Fire Marshal
  • Doris Long, Permit Technician
  • Willow Conley, Receptionist


Hearing Examiner, Andrew Kottkamp

Planning Commission:

*Agenda Archives

*Minute Archives  


Physical address:

Mailing address:

          264 West Division Avenue           PO Box 37
          Ephrata, WA 98823           Ephrata, WA 98823

Contact Information:

Lobby Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Closed from Noon to 1:00)
Phone: (509) 754-2011 ext 2501

This website is for informational purposes only. Information contained herein may not be up to date, and it is recommended that you contact the Planning Department before implementing anything found on this site.

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