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Current News and Events

Kootenai County Public Meeting Calendar

11/3/2015 - November 3rd City/Fire Election

Ballots will include:

  • Mayoral seats in some cities
  • City Council seats in some cities
  • Fire District Commissioners seats in some districts
  • Coeur d'Alene School District Excision & Annexation

Absentee Voting:

Voters can cast ballots at the County Elections Office from Tuesday October 13 through Friday October 30, from 8am to 5pm.

The absentee ballot request can be dropped off, mailed or faxed to the Elections Office. Mailed absentee ballots must be requested ... [Read More]

6/10/2015 - Poll Workers Needed!

Poll Workers needed! For more information please click here.

10/30/2015 - Student Essay Contest

The Kootenai County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) has formally announced its second annual essay contest for students who live in Kootenai County and who will be enrolled in grade levels 6, 7 and 8 (Middle School Level) and 9, 10, 11 and 12 (High School Level) at the start of the 2015-2016 school year. Public, private and home school students are eligible to participate. First, second and third place winners in each level will receive a cash prize of $200, $100 and $50 respectively.

Details about the contest, includi... [Read More]

6/15/2015 - Kootenai County Consolidates Land Use Codes

Kootenai County is seeking public input to revise its existing land use codes. The draft document is now available for review, and is meant to serve as a temporary code until an update to the Comprehensive Plan and a subsequent new code can be conducted.

The current development regulations are a collection of ordinances enacted over five decades. As a result of the original ordinances being written in different times, there are various problems. For instance, there are five sets of definitions ... [Read More]

6/10/2015 - Kootenai County Annual Boat Launch Pass

Please click here for your 2015 Annual Boat Launch Pass.
Your pass may be purchased on-line and the County Parks and Waterways Department will mail it to you.

Click here to view sites where Boat Launch Passes are required. Annual launch passes for your vehicle may be purchased for $25 for boats registered in Idaho, an... [Read More]

5/1/2015 - 2015 State of the County Address

The 2015 Kootenai State of the County address was delivered on Wednesday, April 29 and may be found on the Commissioner's Home page by clicking here.

2/27/2015 - 2014 Solid Waste Stream Analysis

Download your version of the 2014 Solid Waste Analysis Report here.

This year the solid waste facilities experienced a jump in overall waste generation and customer counts attributed to the growing local economy. Kootenai County utilizes this historical data to project trends and look to the demands of the future.

All detailed reporting information can be viewed at the Idaho DEQ Office in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho or at the administra... [Read More]

1/1/2015 - Construction Code Editions to Change January 1st

As mandated by the State of Idaho, the 2012 editions of certain Codes will become effective beginning January 1, 2015. The State has made a number of amendments to these Codes, some are significant. The relevant provisions of the Idaho Statues and IDAPA Rules, which includes State amendments, can be found on the Idaho Division of Building Safety website here: dbs.idaho.gov/rules/.

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11/18/2014 - Kootenai County Advisory Board Openings

Kootenai County is pleased to announce opportunities to those citizens who are interested in serving on one of our County advisory boards. These boards offer the public greater input on local decisions by providing recommendations to the appropriate decision makers.

Applications for the boards are accepted throughout the year, as vacancies may occur at any time. The public may obtain an application and additional information (including specific board requirements) by contacting Teri Johnston in the Commissioners' office at 208-446-1601.

Applications are also available on the County website... [Read More]

10/2/2014 - Secure Your Load

Covered Loads

Kootenai County Code states that no vehicle shall be driven unless the vehicle is constructed, covered or loaded to prevent the possibility of contents or loads from blowing, spilling or otherwise escaping. Violation is a misdemeanor subject to Idaho Code 18-113 or its successor.

8/6/2014 - 2015 Budget Hearing

The Kootenai County Commissioners are pleased to announce the proposed 2015 budget of $79,646,264 is complete with no tax increase planned. Of this amount, $41,278,987 will be funded from property tax. The proposed budget is an overall increase compared to the current adopted budget of $75,105,242. An explanation of the opportunities and challenges for the FY2015 budget may be found by clicking here.

7/11/2014 - Public Awareness Program Aimed at Aquifer Protection

While most of us probably never consider it, liquids that flow into drywells and catch basins eventually end up in our drinking water-either directly or indirectly.

To raise awareness of this fact, the cities of Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls, in cooperation with Kootenai County, have invested $2,000 on stormwater disks that remind the public not to dump impure liquids.

The disks will soon be mounted on curbs and pavement next to drywells and catch basins in an effort to protect the Rathdrum Aquifer, which is the sole source of ... [Read More]

1/2/2014 - Coeur d'Alene Airport 2012 Master Plan

The Coeur d'Alene Airport 2012 Master Plan is available here. This Plan provides information on historic and current airport activities, evaluates projected future airport activities, and identifies a plan to direct and accommodate airport improvement and development - all in an effort to expand Coeur d'Alene Airport's service to its users and its community.


The Coeur d'Alene Airport (owned and operated by Kootenai County) announces a 1.7% Annual Participation Goal (APG)for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded contracts during the federal fiscal year 2015-2017. The information pertaining to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) APG goal methodology is available for inspection at www.kcgov.us or the Kootenai County Board of County Commissioners office located at 451 N Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 during normal business hours for thirty (30) days following the date of this notice. The in... [Read More]

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of Kootenai County government to provide professional service with regard to public safety, essential service, preservation of natural resources and the responsible management of public assets for the common well-being of our citizens.

Vision Statement

An innovative, cost effective government the community can be proud of, committed to a high quality of life and excellence in public service.

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Physical Address: 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 Mailing Address: PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000
Main Phone Number: (208) 446-1000 Contact Us
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