Press Release
Community Development Services


Kittitas County to Form Wildland-Urban Interface Code Variance Advisory Committee

Kittitas County, WA - 03/21/2018 - Kittitas County is forming an advisory committee to assist with the development and adoption of Wildland-Urban Interface Code variance criteria, standards, and procedures.

The International Wildland-Urban Interface Code is a model code that has been adopted by Kittitas County and applies to areas where structures and other human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland or vegetative fuels.  These areas are known as the wildland-urban interface. The code is a supplement to adopted building and fire codes, and is intended to establish minimum regulations for safeguarding life and property from the intrusion of wildland fires and to prevent structure fires from spreading to wildland fuels. The advisory committee would meet approximately three to four times to develop criteria, standards, and procedures for varying from the Wildland-Urban Interface Code where it is difficult to meet the strict application of the code.
If you are interesting in volunteering for this committee, you may download an application at:, and submit the completed application to the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners by April 11, 2018.

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Contact: For more information:
Dan Carlson, AICP, Community Development Services Director
411 N Ruby Street, Suite 2
Ellensburg, WA 98926