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.

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 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 d'Alene (769-1422).

Community Planning

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
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