Planning & Building
The Planning & Building Division of Public Services guides private development projects in the City and helps shape the built environment within the policies of the Yelm Comprehensive Plan. The team is responsible for planning and permitting, promoting economic development, and staffing a number of boards and commissions who advise the Mayor and City Council.
Please see the options on the left panel for detailed information. To reach the Planning & Building Division, please call (360) 458-8406. Staff is located in the Public Services building located at 901 Rhoton Road NW and business hours are 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Please note staff work hybrid in-office/work-from-home schedules, and email is always the best option for a quick, detailed response.
Who Should I Contact?
For Residential Building Questions:
Fernando Espinoza, Building Inspector
For Commercial Building and Code Enforcement Questions:
Chris Vaccaro, Building Official
For Land Use, SEPA, Comprehensive Plan, Zoning, and Planning Commission Questions:
Sara Williams, Assistant Planner
Maryam Moeinian, Associate Planner