Land Use Information
all applications are subject to an advertising fee for public affidavit notices. Advertising provided by Newport Miner (fees vary)
permits will not be issued until all fees have been paid.
If you have questions regarding land use, please feel free to call the office at (509) 447-4821. Please include as much parcel information as you can.
Department of Ecology - Well Log
An interactive map showing the locations of wells in Washington State.
Hydraulic Project Approval
A link to information and online application for Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).
Land Use Fee Schedule
Gives the fees associated with different land use actions.
Site Evaluation Application
The Site Evaluation Application is required to be completed prior to ANY building and/or land use development. A scaled sketch of the parcel where improvement is occurring. This evaluation will ask you to show spatial relationships of different features (proposed and existing) of the parcel.
A current checklist/worksheet needed for determining the environmental significance of certain projects.
Application for Appeal
This application is for the appealing of decisions made by the Planning Director (Community Development Department) or of those made by the Planning Commission.
Binding Site Plan & Master Planned Resort Application
Original plans must be adhered to unless renegotiated between the building owner and the County. There may be request for mitigation of different factors. The application must be preliminarily approved by the Planning Commission and will ultimately be decided upon by the Board of County Commissioners.
Boundary Line Adjustment
The application includes submittal requirements needed to adjust a property line.
Condtional Use Permit
Commercial uses of property require that landowners seek a Conditional Use Permit for their property. Please print the “Conditional Use Permit Required Documents” (click here).
Vacation Rental Application
Application for the permitting of a residence for short term rentals (30 days or less).
Land Owner Consent Form
A form authorizing an applicant to act on behalf of the property owner for the purposes of submitting applications for different County permits relating to building and land use.
Large Lot Segregation Application
For the subdivision of 4 or less 10 acre lots.
Long Plat Application
This form is used for divisions of land into five (5) or more lots.
Comprehensive Plan Text Ammendment Application
An application to change the language or content of the Pend Oreille Comprehensive Plan. For those seeking to rezone a property, please use the Rezone Future Land Use Amendment application.
Re-Zone Future Land Use Map
Future Land Use Map Amendments shall be processed as a Class 4 Permit (decision made by the Board of County Commissioners and appeals to be heard by the Eastern Washington Growth Management Hearings Board) based on a finding that the development activity is consistent with applicable County Development Regulations and the Goals and Policies of the adopted Comprehensive Plan.
RV Park Application
If considering putting in an RV park, this is the specific application for that process. This is a class 2 application and will ultimately be decided upon by the Planning Commission in a public hearing.
Short Plat Application
This application is for the subdividing of property into 4 or less parcels.
Variance Applications are needed when development regulations cannot be met, but a property owner would like to pursue a project. The most frequent instances of this are when parcels dimensions or geography do not allow for regulations to be met. Variances are a class 2 permit and are decided upon by the Planning Commission in a public hearing.
Special Use Permit Application
These permits are for large events or temporary projects. The County will seek to determine and mitigate any negative impacts from such special uses. This is a class 1 permit and will be decided upon by the Community Development Director.
Clearing and Grading Permit
Clearing and Grading of more than 1 acre requires that this application be filled out. There is no fee associated with this permit.