Planning & Building

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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) 400-5003. 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.

Building Inspectors 

Chris Vaccaro 

ChrisV@yelmwa.gov

Fernando Espinoza
FernandoE@yelmwa.gov


Planners

Maryam Moeinian
MaryamM@yelmwa.gov

Sara Williams
SaraW@yelmwa.gov


Public Services Administrative Assistant

Savana Cervantes 
SavanaC@yelmwa.gov