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Yard of the Month

Yard of the month signThe City of College Place is dedicated to improving the appearance of our community while fostering healthy, safe communities. We encourage residents to take pride in their homes and neighborhoods. In turn, we look to recognize those who do a superior job in maintaining their yards and properties in such a way that they enhance the overall appearance of the community.

The Yard of the Month Program will be awarded during the months of June, July, August and September. An additional award will be presented in the month of December for seasonal decorations. Candidates for the Yard of the Month award will be judged on the exterior appearance of their property and front yard. Upkeep and maintenance of the property is very important. To be eligible, a property must be located within the city limits of College Place.


All award recipients will receive an official “yard of the Month” lawn-sign, to be placed on their property for the duration of their award. Once a new recipient is selected, the sign will be removed and placed on the new recipients’ yard. Recipients will also receive recognition on the official City of College Place web site, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page.

Click here to Nominate a neighbor  
To read more about the general guidelines and rules please click here – Yard of the Month
June 2020                                July 2020                                 August 2020                        September 2020
June 2020 YOM   July 2020   August 2020   September 2020
June 2019                                 July 2019                                August 2019                           September 2019
IMG_2089  IMG_2727  August 2019  Sept. 2019 YOM
June 2018                                July 2018                                                    August 2018                          September 2018
IMG_1701  IMG_1852  August 2018 YOM - Karen Christ IMG_0277

Code Enforcement 

Code Enforcement

Code enforcement generally involves the removal of junk, junk vehicles and nuisances from property.  Junk and neglected property reduces property value which has a negative impact on our neighbors, business and the entire community. This can create health issues, attract crime, and promote neighborhood disputes.

Failing to comply may result in civil penalties. However, our hope is to gain compliance through communication and education. The initial notice will be a warning followed by civil penalties. Our goal is to promote a safe and healthy community.
Tip – Search online for free metal and car removal companies. Some companies will even pay for hulked vehicles.

Nuisance Code Ordinance No. 17-019 CPMC 8.24

vacant home

Pursuant to Ordinance No. 17-019, 8.24.060 all vacant properties shall be registered with the city when it remains vacant for more than 30 days. Any building or property that has become vacant must file a registration statement within 30 days after vacancy and for every six months thereafter. An amended registration is required within 15 days of any change in the information contained in the bi-annual registration. A new registration is required for any new ownership.  Vacant Property Registration Form

Please complete this form and bring a check or money order in the amount of $25 for residential, $50 for commercial, $50 for Industrial, made payable to the City of College Place, 625 S. College Avenue, College Place, WA 99324.

Crime Free Rental Housing
Free 12 hour seminar
Workshop will be held in partnership with the Walla Walla Police Department:
To inquire the next scheduled training seminar or to get more informati - email Vicki Ruley at  vruley@wallawalla.gov

R. Nordman

Ron Nordman
Special Enforcement Officer