Kootenai County, Idaho

Commissioner Bob Bingham
District 3

Commissioner Chris Fillios
District 2

Commissioner Marc Eberlein
District 1

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P: (208) 446-1600

Physical Address:
451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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   Kootenai County Construction and Improvements

County Administrative Campus Gravel Lot Paving Project

Click Photo for Video The parking lot behind the County Courthouse is now open for use! We will have to close the lot at some point in August to have Avista install light poles. Once that is done, the project will be complete. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during the project.

See video of the project here: Courthouse Parking Lot Video

Post Falls DMV Parking Lot Project

Click Photo for Video This construction project will provide dedicated parking for citizens with boats, utility trailers, travel trailers and larger motorhomes or trucks. The Post Falls DMV project will add 16 regular parking spaces and 13 pull-through trailer spaces to the Post Falls DMV lot. This will alleviate the congestion around the County Administrative buildings for VIN inspections of RVs and larger vehicles. This project is scheduled for completion at the end of July, 2018. Citizens are encouraged to take their towed or larger vehicles to the Post Falls DMV rather than the Cda DMV located off Government Way.

See video of the project here: Post Falls DMV Video

County Fairgrounds RV Park

Click Photo for Video Locals and visitors to the Kootenai County Fairgrounds are aware the Fair hosts or puts on many very popular activities throughout the year. To better service the vendors and visitors who have traditionally parked their RV's on the open field, the Fair Board sought and received 2 State grants to install full service dedicated RV parking on the north side of the Fairgrounds next to the RV pump out station. The RV Park Project is a multi-phased project. Phases 1 and 2 include the installation of utilities such as sewer, water and electricity, as well as over 25 camping pads. Phase 3 will add amenities such as BBQ grills, picnic tables other amenities.

See video of the project here: RV Park Project

Jail Expansion

Click Photo for Video Kootenai County Jail expansion. The Jail Expansion Project includes a 30,000 square feet expansion with 22,000 square feet finished space. There will be an 84 bed close-custody facility, a 28 bed medical facility, and a 10 bed inmate worked dormitory. This project is scheduled for substantial completion by mid-September, 2018. The additional space will allow inmates that are being held in out of county facilities as far away as Yakama, WA. to be returned to Kootenai County to stand trial.

See video of the project here: Jail Expansion Video

Other Improvements

Welcome Axo!!

Kootenai County Sheriff's Office wants to welcome the newest member to their team, canine Axo! K9 Axo is a three year old Dutch Shepard and comes from Cougar Creek K9. Deputy Jason Shaw will be Axo's partner and handler.

Deputy Shaw has been with the Sheriff's Office since 1996 and a handler for the last 16 years. Deputy Shaw was most recently partners with K9 Bari who passed away this spring.

K9 Axo is being trained as a dual purpose patrol canine. K9 Axo has already certified in drug detection and is currently in training for patrol work, which includes tracking, suspect apprehension, and evidence detection. Kootenai County now has 6 canines trained for apprehension, drug detection and explosives between our Sheriff Offices and Adult Misdemeanor Probation teams.

ADA Improvements

The justice services building and courthouse is receiving upgrades to be more ADA complaint.

ADA improvements are continuing at the Kootenai County Fair ground in an effort to make the fairgrounds more accessible to those with disabilities.

New Evidence Storage

New storage space is being created for evidence storage.

Shared Parking at the Downtown County Campus

The County and the city of Coeur d'Alene arranged for shared parking on the west side of NW Boulevard across from the County Admin and Courthouse Campus. This parking will be used to service larger jury pools and employee parking for the downtown County Campus.

Solid Waste Department

Fighting Creek Landfill Closure Turf Project

We are currently capping and covering over 16 acres of old landfill area with a closure-turf material. This project is anticipated to be complete in late July 2018.

Fighting Creek Landfill Perimeter Road and Cell Berm Buildout

Development of a soil borrow source and construction of the perimeter road and berm for the future lined landfill Cells #3 and #4. Project is anticipated to be complete by October 2018.

Rose Lake Rural Solid Waste Collection Site

There is a new site in development for household waste collection in the Rose Lake area. Project is anticipated to be complete by July 2018.

Parks and Waterways

McGuire Park

Renovation of McGuire Park is currently underway. Improvements to the park will include an expanded parking area, new information kiosk and new fencing.

Mowry Park on Lake Coeur d'Alene

We just completed construction and installation of 3400 square feet of new docks with an encapsulated swim area and floating restroom building. This project includes a state of the art design utilizing steel floatation and concrete decking that should last in excess of 40 years. We were able to build this $425,000 project using no general fund tax dollars.

Harrison Breakwater Replacement Project

We will soon be going out to bid on the Harrison Breakwater Replacement Project. Phase 1 of the project will address the construction of a 6,000 square feet wave attenuation structure necessary to protect the City of Harrison shoreline, a private marina, and the County's largest public marina with an estimated replacement cost of $2,000,000. This project utilizes four separate recreational grants to fund Phase 1. No general fund tax dollars will be used.

Noxious Weeds

We just completed noxious weed spray activities on all County owned properties as required by Idaho Code to include: Solid Waste, KCSO, P&W, Fairgrounds, Airport, Cataldo flood mitigation properties and Cataldo levy.

The managing spray contractor is scheduled to complete roadside spraying for the four highway districts and municipalities: Lakes Highway District, East Side Highway District, Worley Highway District, Post Falls Highway District, City of Athol, City of Coeur d'Alene, and City of Harrison.

Cda Airport
(coming soon)

Main County Administration Building
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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