Staff Directory
Staff Directory

The Building Department is located in the Kennewick Annex 5600 W. Canal Drive, Kennewick, WA.
Our hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The
office is closed on Holidays and weekends. A Building Inspector will be in the Planning Department
Annex at 1002 Dudley Avenue in Prosser on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Our Phone number from Tri-Cities is 735-3500. If you are calling from Prosser our number is 786-5622.
Our Fax number is 509-736-2732. The inspection request line from Tri-Cities is 736-2763 and from
Prosser the number is 786-5487. The inspection numbers are for inspection request only.

Contacting Us
NAME/POSITION/EMAIL ADDRESS BUILDING RESPONSIBILITIES

STEVE BROWN, Building Dept. Manager

steve.brown@co.benton.wa.us

Oversees the Building Department. Plans, organizes, and coordinates Building inspections activities. Enforces building, zoning, mechanical, fire and other codes and ordinances. Performs inspections of private and public construction projects.

KEN WILLIAMS, Fire Marshall  

ken.williams@co.benton.wa.us    

Performs inspections of public, commercial and industrial buildings for compliance with applicable fire code requirements. Investigates fire code violations. Provides information and educations to businesses and the general public regarding the International Fire Code. Develops Fire Code policies.

DALE WILSON, Code Enforcement Officer

dale.wilson@co.benton.wa.us

Inspects and reports on zoning and building violation
complaints to assure compliance with applicable
zoning codes and ordinances. Conducts follow up
inspections.

ROD WORTHINGTON, Plans Examiner/Building Inspector

rod.worthington@co.benton.wa.us

Examines construction drawings to verify compliance
with building and local codes. Assists with inspections
as required.

TROY TAYLOR, Building Inspector 

troy.taylol@co.benton.wa.us  

Reviews and inspects residential/commercial plans and
specs for code compliance and county regulations. Assists
in maintaining inspection requests. Assists the public with
permit procedures. Performs inspections of private and
public construction projects.

TOMI CHALK, Permit Technician  

tomi.chalk@co.benton.wa.us 

Assists the public in completing applications for building,
manufactured homes placement and related permits issued by the department. Accepts and performs initial review of applications for completeness. Reviews the site plan for setbacks and access. Tracks all permits during processing and issuance.

SHARI GINTHER, Office Manager  

shari.ginther@co.benton.wa.us  

Office Support staff, prepares monthly building activity
reports, accounting and purchasing.
PUBLIC RECORDS
OFFICER.
MICHELLE JOHNSON, Office Assist
michelle.johnson@co.benton.wa.us

Office Support Staff. Processes Title Elimination Requests.
Answers questions regarding permit & inspection status.
PUBLIC RECORDS OFFICER.


                                                                      
                                                                                                                         
       
       
       

       
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