Welcome to the Kootenai County Website.
Kootenai County is located in northern Idaho, an area known as the Panhandle, surrounded by scenic mountains and more
than twenty pristine lakes--an outdoor enthusiast's dream. The largest city and county seat is located in beautiful Coeur
d'Alene and is on the majestic shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. The county is 1,310 square miles, including 70 square miles
of water, and 245,000 acres of national forest and 33,000 acres of state timberland. Kootenai County is a destination
location for regional, national and international travelers; hence, the seasonal population increase is well beyond the
local population of 138,494 (2010 Census). [Read More]
Current News and Events
Kootenai County Public Meeting Calendar
5/7/2013 - ULUC Planning Commission Public Hearing
Comment Form ULUC
Comment Form-Zoning Map ULUC
ULUC Frequently Asked Questions
As part of the ongoing Unified Land Use Code (ULUC) public participation and outreach program, the Planning Commission is providing the attached "Public Hearing Draft" and "Zoning Map" public comment forms. The use of the attached forms is not required, but are simply pro... [Read More]
4/2/2013 - Comprehensive Study of Public Defense Delivery System
This press release is provided to address a number of questions and public concerns relating to Resolution 2013-26, and announce the adoption of Resolution 2013-29.
First, the Board has the duty to provide for the legal representation of needy persons in criminal matters. The Board takes these duties seriously. For example, in recent months, the Board implemented a system of conflict public defenders to be paid on an hourly fee basis to provide more effective representation in... [Read More]
4/1/2013 - Kootenai County Annual Boat Launch Pass
Please click here for your 2013 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 $20 for boats registered in Idaho, and... [Read More]
2/6/2013 - Parent Project Classes Winter 2013
A Parent's Guide Designed for Raising Teenage Children
Parent Project is a parenting skills program specifically created to help parents identify, prevent and intervene in the most destructive of adolescent behaviors. Please click here to find out more about the program and find information for signing up.
12/10/2012 - Coeur d'Alene Airport Master Plan
The Coeur d'Alene Airport has just completed an update to its 2000 Master Plan. Please click here to view the website for the 2012 Master Plan. 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.
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.
An innovative, cost effective government the community can be proud of, committed to a high quality of life and
excellence in public service.
Please click here and take a moment to give us your suggestions on how we can improve the way we are doing business at Kootenai County.