Richland City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Residents can place utility payments in the drop box located on the southwest side of the building. Payments and requests for service can also be made on-line, by emailing or by calling (509) 942-1104.

Building department and planning applications, including plan submittals, will be accepted electronically. Contact 509-942-7794 or for more information. 

Forms and Applications

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Use the links below to apply for land use, zoning, and variances as required by the Richland Municipal Code.

2020 Fee Schedule

Use the link above to determine applicable fees for land use, zoning and variance applications.

Public Hearing Dates & Application Deadlines

Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-28 prohibits meetings from being conducted in person.  Most meetings will be cancelled until such time as in person attendance is allowed. For items that require action during this time, the public may attend remotely by calling the phone numbers provided on the meeting agenda. Please call 509-942-7771 for questions.

                              Board of Adjustment                              Planning Commission                    Hearing Examiner


Plats and Subdivision Applications

                              Binding Site Plan  Preliminary Plat
                              Final Plat  Plat Extension
                              Short Plat  Plat Amendment
                              Land Division Exemption  Planned Unit Development
                              Boundary Line Adjustment/Parcel Combination  

Zoning & Special Use Applications

                               Zoning Map Amendment  Special Use Permit
                               Zoning Code Amendment  Campground & RV Park
                               Multi-Family/Commercial Dwelling Site Plan  


Variance Applications

                              Critical Area Variance                          
                              Adjustment of Landscape Standards    


SEPA & Environmental Applications

                             Floodplain Development                                       Shoreline Substantial Development
                             Shoreline Variance              Shoreline Exemption
                             Shoreline Special Use  State Environmental Protection Act (SEPA) Checklist


Miscellaneous Applications

                              Accessory Apartment Unit                              Pre-Application Meeting
                              Sidewalk Use License  Annexation
                              Day, Family and Mini-Care Facilities  Sign Permit


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