Planning & ZoningCOMMISSIONERS
The following links, maps, and information have been provided to assist you in your due diligence before purchasing property or learning more about land development in Canyon County.
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Parcel Inquiry Request
This is a research request to determine if specific parcels have a building permit available or are eligible for the Administrative Land Division process. The inquiry can also address any other parcel specific questions you may have such as for private roads, easements, and other items. Research is limited to records available from Development Services and Assessor’s Plat room, and Recorder’s Office. This includes research, interpretation, and the process for development from the reviewing planner. Fee is $35/parcel.
Public Records Request
This is a request for documents only and does not include interpretation and advice regarding land development proposals.
Public Records Request
Applicants need to make an appointment for pre-application meetings, application review, document drop-off, and application submittal / payment. See Planning Staff Directory to make an appointment with a specific planner or schedule one below:
Schedule a Pre-Application Appointment with a Planner
Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8am-12pm
Completed Applications are accepted on first come first serve basis by the following methods:
1/ Submittal Appointment;
Submit completed application packet and fees in person. To schedule an appointment contact your planner directly or make an appointment above.
Submit completed application packet (1 PDF) and completed credit card authorization (separate PDF) to your planner or email email@example.com
Submit completed application packet and check with fee made out to Canyon County DSD to:
Canyon County Development Services
Attn: Application Submittal, Name of your Planner (if applicable)
111N. 11th Avenue Suite 140
Caldwell, ID 83605
Application packets include forms, directions and fees. If applying for multiple applications at once, submit one application packet that includes all required items, some fees are reduced if applications are combined. Packets do not include the credit card authorization form see below:
Applications accepted in person 8am-12pm / 1-3:30pm (Closed for Lunch)
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Applications approved by Staff:
Applications approved through a Director’s Decision:
Estimated time frame to approval 6-8 weeks (will vary by application and workload)
Basic Process Steps
Administrative Land Division (request land divisions)
Assisted Care Facility
Bed & Breakfast (for B&B’s with employees)
Home Business (if business is not considered a home occupation)
Mineral Extraction Short Term (for temporary extraction, if longer see Conditional Use Permit below)
Minor Replat (property boundary adjustments on platted parcels and other changes)
Property Boundary Adjustment (for unplatted parcels only)
Simple Changes to Plat
Temporary Use (for temporary housing and living in an RV)
Variance less than 33%Winery, Brewery, and Distillery
Applications approved through a Public Hearing Process:
Estimated time frame to approval 4-6 months (will vary by specific application, workload, and available hearing schedules)
Basic Process Steps
Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment (to change the future land use designation)
Conditional Use Permit
Development Agreement Modification
Subdivision: Final Plat
Subdivision: Preliminary Plat
Subdivision: Short Plat (Subdivisions less than 14 lots, with no slopes or floodplain)
Variance more than 33%
Zoning Amendment (Rezone & Conditional Rezone; to change the zoning district)
Title 67, Chapter 65 of the Idaho State Statute grants the County Board of Commissioners (governing board) the authority to exercise their powers to appoint members of a Planning & Zoning Commission to act with full authority of the governing board within the unincorporated area of the county, excluding the authority to adopt ordinances or to finally approve rezones and land subdivisions.
The Planning & Zoning Commission, guided by the Local Land Use Planning Act (§ 67-6509) is granted the authority to make decisions on land use planning applications, including recommendation, adoption and amendments. Each commission shall consist of not less than three (3) nor more than twelve (12) voting members, all appointed by the County Board of Commissioners. An appointed member must have resided in the county for at least two (2) years and must remain a resident of the county during his service on the commission. No person shall serve more than two (2) full consecutive terms.
Commission Chairman: Robert Sturgill, Vice Chairman: Patrick Williamson, Secretary: Sandi Levi; Commissioners: John Carpenter, Rick Fried, Sheena Wellard, Scott Brock
Phone: (208) 454-7458
Fax: (208) 454-6633
If you would like to volunteer your time as a P&Z Commissioner, please download and fill out the application below and submit to the Board of County Commissioners. Planning & Zoning Commission Application
The administrative staff of the Development Services Department operates as a team to administer the zoning, subdivision, building, and public nuisance ordinances. Established processes and standardized forms are used to process applications, issue permits, schedule and conduct public hearings and enforce ordinances. Procedures are constantly evaluated in an attempt to update our processes, forms and the ordinances for ease of use and easy to follow processes. We welcome your feedback.
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Patricia Nilsson, AICP
Lead Administrative Specialist
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Planning & Zoning Staff
We plan our day, our children’s future and our vacations. It makes sense to plan the future of our communities to ensure that the decisions we make today will result in a viable and healthy future. Planning is influenced by physical, economic, and social forces. Planners use tools such as zoning, economic, and demographic analysis, natural and cultural resource evaluation, goal setting and strategic planning. Planning is key to implementing the wishes, hopes, and aspirations of citizens all across the spectrum.
111 N. 11th Ave ROOM 140
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone / Fax
Weekdays 8am – 5pm
Payment Accepted 8am-3:30pm