New GIS On-line Feature Available
Community Development's permit search
is now available with a GIS feature. Search and view permits and projects by address, owner, parcel number, and AIN.
The Advanced Query will allow searching and displaying all permits or projects by type for a given date range.
The Permit Search may be found by clicking here and then choosing 'View on Map'.
This feature is only available using Internet Explorer, and you must select "Show all content" when prompted:
The information available is limited to permits and projects outside incorporated areas.
Welcome to the Planning Department Web Page!
The planning process, both current and long range, is an opportunity for a county to
prepare a set of strategies for the future. Planning and Zoning in Kootenai County was
non-existent before 1973. Prior to that year, anything built on a piece of property
followed no set of standards. Current planning and zoning regulations went into effect
in 1973, and the "Idaho Local Planning Act" was created. Now, changes, upgrades, and
variances must conform to this current code to determine whether structure is harmonious
with the proposed site's zoning.
Permits are required from the the Planning Division of the Community Development Department
prior to engaging in site disturbance
activities such as grading, excavating, and storm drainage or runoff control, if planned
within a subdivision. In addition, water quality issues are of concern. If a septic system
is involved, inquiries are directed to Panhandle Health at 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden, ID
83835 (415-5100). If a community water system is affected by the site disturbance, inquiries
are addressed to the Department of Environmental Quality at 2110 Ironwood Parkway, Coeur