Code Enforcement

Andie Lorenz,
Building Official/Fire Marshal

Tammie Fetch 
Permit Technician

Andrew Noles
Building Inspector / Code Enforcement Officer

    Building and Planning

    449 E Cedar Blvd 
    Othello WA, 99344

 Office Hours:
     Monday through Friday 

     8:00 am to 4:00 PM
Closed from 12-1pm for lunch
     (509) 488-9441 

Code Enforcement Program

We encourage our customers to use online services for code enforcement concerns. Customers may also make appointments with staff.   

Adams County Code Enforcement responds to citizen complaints regarding building, zoning, land use code violations. Benefits of code enforcement include safer, more attractive neighborhoods, greater community pride and higher property values.

When complaints do not result in violations, we recommend mediation services as an alternative to resolving neighborhood issues.

Frequently asked questions:

Do you take anonymous complaints?
Yes. However, if the violation cannot be seen from a public
roadway and you are not willing to provide your contact
information, your complaint will be closed without further action
or notification from our office. Code Enforcement does not
release complaining party information unless required to do so
through an official public records request. 

How many cars can I have on my property?
Adams County does regulate the number of cars you can have
on your property long as they are in good running condition.
See ACC 17.76.080 A-2 and D

There is a semi-truck parked near my house on the county
street. Is that allowed?
Typically, any trucks that weigh more than 10,000 pounds or
trailers longer than 20 feet may NOT be left or parked on the
street or in the county road right of way in residential areas.
Contact the Sheriff’s Office at 509-659-1122 
(non-emergency line). 

                           Request for Investigation

To assist you in obtaining a "Request for Investigation" form, our office can help you in the following ways:

  1. Fill out our Request for Investigation Form online through Adams county Citizens Connect
  2. Fill out our Request for Investigation Form (PDF) and return it to our office by email  or by regular mail.
  3. Visit our office located at 449 E Cedar Blvd, WA 9(Planning and Building Department), and fill out a request for investigation form.
  4. Call our office at 509-488-9441, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm and provide us with your name and mailing address so we can send a request for investigation      form to you, and when completed mail it back to our office.

Mailing Address

Adams County Building and Planning Department
Attn: Code Enforcement
449 East Cedar Blvd
Othello WA, 99344

Please note that you will remain anonymous as long as you leave the "Your Information" portion blank on the request for investigation form.