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.
An interactive map showing the locations of wells in Washington State.
A link to information and online application for Hydraulic Project Approval (HPA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM).
Gives the fees associated with different land use actions.
A current checklist/worksheet needed for determining the environmental significance of certain projects.
This application is for the appealing of decisions made by the Planning Director (Community Development Department) or of those made by the Planning Commission.
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.
The application includes submittal requirements needed to adjust a property line.
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).
This form will require a line drawing of the property where a project is occurring. The sketch will include the dimensions of your parcel and the distances between the different elements of your property.
Application for the permitting of a residence for short term rentals (30 days or less).
Vacation Permits must be renewed annually.
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.
For the subdivision of 4 or less 10 acre lots.
This form is used for divisions of land into five (5) or more lots.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 of more than 1 acre requires that this application be filled out. There is no fee associated with this permit.