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Kootenai County Public Meeting Calendar

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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12/24/2014 - Solid Waste Holiday Hours

The Solid Waste department will be closing at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday December 24, 2014 and at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 31, 2014 and closed on Thursday December 25, 2014 and Thursday January 1, 2015 for the holidays. Normal operations will resume of Friday after the holiday at 8:00 a.m.

1/12/2015 - Swearing-in Ceremony for Kootenai County Elected Officials

Kootenai County is pleased to announce that the swearing-in ceremony for newly-elected County officials will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 12, 2015, in Rooms 1A and 1B of the County Administration Building.
The officials being sworn in are:

  • Michael McDowell - County Assessor
  • Marc Eberlein - County Commissioner
  • David Stewart - County Commissioner
  • Warren Keene - County Coroner
  • Jim Brannon - County Clerk
  • Steve Matheson - County Treasurer

The public is welcome to attend the cere... [Read More]

11/26/2014 - 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]

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]

11/4/2014 - November 4, 2014 General Election Results


2014 General Election results may be found by clicking here.





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.

7/18/2014 - Citylink to Build Transit Center in Coeur d'Alene

Tribe, County jointly purchase Riverstone lots

Citylink will soon have a permanent presence in Coeur d'Alene's Riverstone development.
Citylink began services with three buses in November 2005. The bus service has been operating out of a gravel lot in Riverstone since 2005. Over the past couple of years, Citylink has paid rent to Riverstone for use of the lot, but t... [Read More]

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]

8/18/2014 - North Idaho Fair & Rodeo Celebrates Kootenai County's 150th Anniversary



The Kootenai County Commissioners and North Idaho Fair Board are pleased to announce this year's North Idaho Fair & Rodeo events which feature a milestone celebration that only occurs once in a lifetime. The Fair will commemorate Kootenai County's 150th Anniversary with the dedication of a new grand entryway into the facility. Features include a new Main Gate with state-of-the-art ticketing booths sponsored by Idaho Forest Group and the ACI Northwest Plaza with a monument designed by loc... [Read More]

4/9/2014 - 2013 Solid Waste Stream Analysis

The Solid Waste Department is pleased to present the 2013 Waste Stream Analysis. This is an important historical record and planning tool for Kootenai County. It provides historical perspective that helps us project future trends. All detailed reporting information can be viewed at the Idaho DEQ office in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho or at the Administration Office of the Kootenai County Solid Waste Department.

Download a pdf version of the annual report he... [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.

10/1/2012 - Kootenai County Facility Master Plan

There was a public meeting held to discuss the Kootenai County Facility Master Plan in October of 2012. Additional information may be found in the press release listed here.

To preview the plan please click here.

The Facilities Master Plan commissioned by Kootenai County conveys many of the problems and issues faced by the Board of Commissioners as they ant... [Read More]

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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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