David Callahan
Community Development Director
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P: (208) 446-1070

Physical Address:
451 Government Way
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 9000
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Kootenai County Building Department Home Page

Copy of the Land Use and Development Code Available

Please click here for a copy of the Kootenai County Land Use and Development Code.

Please email Community Development Director David Callahan dcallahan@kcgov.us with any questions or concerns.


In November 2015 Kootenai County Commissioners passed a resolution to allow Community Development Director David Callahan to implement accelerated building permit procedures to more efficiently issue building permits for work necessary to remedy damage to structures caused by the wind storm.

The accelerated damage repair permits were a flat fee of $100 and were available for approximately 1 year. The resolution is coming to an end on November 18, 2016.

The Storm damage permits allowed property owners to legally repair their homes back to normal without having to go though the full permitting process. For those who has been working with insurance companies and extended agencies and have not submit their building application under the storm damage resolution will need to do so by November 18th to qualify for the flat fee. All applications submitted after this date will be reviewed under Kootenai County Community Development's regular permitting processes.

Welcome to the Building Department Web Page!

The Building Division of the Community Development Department issues building permits for the construction of single-family residences, commercial structures, pole barns, fences over six feet tall, decks, re-roofing, garages and storage buildings over 120 square feet. Permits are also required prior to engaging in site disturbance activities such as grading, excavating and storm drainage or run-off control. (If a community water system is affected by site disturbance, inquiries are addressed to the Department of Environmental Quality.)

The Building Division has jurisdiction over structures erected within the County, not within City limits. Setting a mobile home on real property or converting a mobile home to real property also requires a permit from the Building Department. Structures are required to meet the regulations of the International Building Code, the International Residential Code, the International Mechanical Code, and the International Energy Conservation Code, which is enforced by building inspectors. State inspectors (769-1579) do plumbing and electrical inspections. Questions regarding water quality issues or septic systems should be directed to Panhandle Health.

Community Building

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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