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) 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. 

Building Official 

Chris Vaccaro

Building Inspector 

Savana Teague

Planning and Building Manager

Gary Cooper

Assistant Planner

Andrew Kollar

Clayton Wiebe

Public Services Administrative Assistant

Hazel Hooker