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Kootenai County Courthouse1 Veterans Memorial Plaza2 Winter in Coeur d'Alene3 Arrow Point on Lake Coeur d'Alene4 Lake Coeur d'Alene5 Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course6 North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River7 Post Falls Dam on Spokane River8 Sandbar on Hayden Lake9 Centennial Trail on Spokane River10 Aerial View of the Coeur d'Alene Airport11
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Kootenai County Public Meeting Calendar

3/8/2016 - Idaho Presidential Primary Election

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 is Idaho's Presidential Primary Election

The purpose of primary elections in Idaho is to allow members of a recognized political party to select that party's nominees to go on the general election ballot.

Party affiliation is required for this election and affects what ballot voters will receive. More Party Affiliation info.

Party ballots for the Rep... [Read More]

2/15/2016 - President's Day Observed

County facilities will be closed on Monday, February 15 in observance of President's Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, February 16.

6/10/2015 - Poll Workers Needed!

Poll Workers needed! For more information please click here.

12/3/2015 - Kootenai County Annual Boat Launch Pass

Please click here for your 2016 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]

10/19/2015 - Kootenai County Advisory Boards

We are looking for citizens who are interested in serving on our county advisory boards. These boards offer the public a greater impact on local decisions by providing recommendations to the appropriate decision makers. At this time, we are accepting applications for all boards as part of our annual open application process.

The boards currently accepting applications include the Airport Advisory Board, Aquifer Protection Advisory Board, Board of Community Guardians, North Idaho Fair Board, Historic Preservation Com... [Read More]

12/30/2015 - Snowstorm Emergency Declaration

At approximately 9:30am this morning, the Kootenai County Board of Commissioners met for an emergency session of the Board, pursuant to Idaho Code 74-204(2), to consider a disaster declaration related to damage from recent winter storms. This declaration, which was adopted as Board Resolution No. 2015-107, acknowledges that heavy-snow loads have resulted in damage to public property, private property, and utilities, that the potential exists for additional damage, and that additional resources may be needed to provide eme... [Read More]

11/23/2015 - Kootenai County Passes Emergency Ordinance to Expedite Building Permits

On November 20, 2015, the Board of County Commissioners approved Emergency Ordinance 487 that allows Kootenai County Community Development to significantly streamline the building permit process to repair damage that has occurred as a result of the November 17, wind storm. This announcement covers only properties located in the unincorporated areas of Kootenai County.

During usual circumstances, structural repairs require the review and approval of construction drawings. For the 182 days of this emergency ordinance... [Read More]

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

For results from the November 3, 2015 City-Fire Election, please click here

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]

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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