Code Enforcement

Kootenai County receives complaints each year asking for assistance in dealing with such issues as abandoned vehicles, businesses in residential areas, site disturbances, and a variety of other complaints.

In dealing with these complaints, one of the major issues that must be addressed is the rights of the property owner -vs.- County Ordinances. This is the role of the Code Enforcement Agent. The Code Enforcement agent is responsible for reviewing the complaints received and taking the appropriate action. The following is a general guide through this process.

  1. Filing a Complaint
  2. Complaint Process
  3. Summary

A completed Complaint Form (PDF) is required and must be completely filled out including your name, phone number/address, and signature. A Complaint Form may be obtained by clicking here. (Note, the ability to email the form once it is filled out works best when using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.)

Complaint Form Submittal

The form may be submitted in one of three ways:

  1. Mail:
    Kootenai County Community Development
    451 N Government Way
    P.O. Box 9000
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-9000
  2. Email the Building Department
  3. Submit in Person:
    The Complaint Form is available over-the-counter at the Community Development Department:
    451 N Government Way
    P.O. Box 9000
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83816-9000


We cannot take complaints that are anonymous. Please include your contact information.