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Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
The Board of County Commissioners hired The FCS Group, a private consulting firm, to evaluate costs of services provided
by Community Development Services and a fee study associated with those costs. The FCS Group specializes in public finance
and municipal fees. An in-depth analysis of Land Use Permits and Building Permits was conducted to determine if permit fees
adequately recovered costs or charged more than necessary. As a result of the analysis, CDS presented a fee
for service schedule and proposed the BOCC adopt the fee model. A public hearing was held November 3rd, 2015, and the BOCC approved
the fee changes and asked the CDS department to write the ordinance.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.