Community Development

Code Enforcement

The Community Development Department, assisted by the Code Enforcement Deputies of the Chelan County Sheriff's office, is responsible for enforcement of the following Chelan County Codes as now or hereafter amended: Title 3 (Building Regulations); Title 11 (Zoning); Title 12 (Subdivisions); Title 13 (Environment); Title 15 (Development Standards); Title, 16 (Enforcement and Violations); the Chelan County Shoreline Master Program; and county-adopted city codes for the Urban Growth Areas of Wenatchee, Cashmere, Chelan, Entiat & Leavenworth. Sheriff's Code Enforcement Deputies are have the full authority of Community Development to enforce the relevant sections of the county codes and state laws.

It is the intent of Chelan County to proactively prevent code violations primarily through education. Where violations have been documented, compliance with the code shall typically be pursued through administrative remedies and voluntary compliance as a first step, except where violations appear to be deliberately committed. When warnings and voluntary compliance efforts have been unsuccessful, compliance shall be pursued with civil penalties as codified in Title 16 of the Chelan County Code to ensure uniform and efficient application of the code.

Please be advised: Given the high case load we handle, complaints without a completed Code Enforcement Form are given a low priority over those cases with complete information provided. Please email completed forms to or submit by US Mail:
Chelan County Community Development
Code Enforcement
316 Washington Street, Suite 301
Wenatchee, WA 98801

For code enforcement questions, contact our main number:  (509)667-6225. 

NOTE:  You will still be requested to complete a code violation report form if calling in about a complaint.  We are not a police dispatch center and do not have "dispatchers" to complete the form for you.



Posted: 01/30/2015 02:09 PM
Last Updated: 07/12/2021 11:24 AM

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