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Welcome to the Planning Division of Grant County Development Services


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











(UPDATED April 17, 2020)


The Grant County Development Services office will remain closed to the public until further notice. 

Staffing during this period will fluctuate with several staff telecommuting.

During this unique time period, we will only accept new land use applications by U.S. mail, FedEx, or UPS (or other similar courier services). All land use application fees must accompany the submittal. 

All scheduled land use hearings with the Hearing Examiner and Planning Commission are officially postponed until a date to be specified after May 4, 2020 consistent with Washington State Attorney Generalís guidance on conducting public meetings during this unprecedented time.  When the postponed meetings are convened, an electronic participation option will be available and included in any future notice of hearing.

For all of your land use and planning questions, please contact (509) 754-2011, extension 2537 or email [email protected]. We appreciate your patience in this unprecedented time, and we will make every effort possible to continue permit services based on available staff.


Department Staff:                              

  • Damien Hooper, Development Services Director
  • Tyler Lawrence, Deputy Director
  • Ron Sell, Associate Planner
  • Kent Ziemer, Associate Planner
  • Mike Manning, Assistant Planner
  • Elisabeth Lauver, GIS Coordinator
  • Doris Long, Permit Technician


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

Phone: (509) 754-2011 ext 2501

email: [email protected]

Lobby Hours: Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm  (Applications Not Accepted after 4:00 pm)

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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