Planning & Zoning

The Boundary County Planning & Zoning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, typically in the main courtroom in the Boundary County Courthouse. The commission's duties include reviewing the Boundary County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance and Comprehensive Plan, making decisions on various land use applications, including conditional use permits, and variances, and making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on platted subdivisions, zoning amendments and area of impact agreements with incorporated cities within Boundary County. Each member of the commission has resided within Boundary County for a minimum of two years, as required by Idaho Code.

In order to schedule a Public Hearing of the Planning & Zoning Commission, requests must be made prior to the fourth (4th) Thursday (4 weeks) in advance of the hearing date. (Generally, the request must be received one month in advance of the hearing date.) Also, written comment should be addressed to Planning and Zoning, PO Box 419, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805; faxed to (208) 267-7814 or e-mailed to and must be received by 12 noon Wednesday, 1 week and 1 day prior to the scheduled hearing date.

The Boundary County Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance applies to all lands in Boundary County which lie outside the incorporated city limits of Moyie Springs and Bonners Ferry. All applications are processed by the zoning administrator from the Planning and Zoning Office located in Room 18, Idaho Extension Office behind the Boundary County Courthouse.

Application Forms Non-refundable Fee
Certificate of Compliance No fee
Request to Examine or Copy Public Records per Idaho Code
Residential Placement Permit $35
Commercial/Industrial Placement Permit $50
Conditional Use Permit $90
Special Event Permit $90
Temporary Use Permit $180
Parcel Division, Simple $35
Parcel Division, Primitive $35
Parcel Line Adjustment $35
Lot Line Adjustment, Subdivision $90
Short Plat Subdivision $90
Long Plat Subdivision $180
Variance $90
Amendment $200
Appeal $180

If you are uncertain as to the type permit required, please call (208) 267-7212.
Once the application is complete, mail with fee to:
Planning and Zoning, PO Box 419, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805.

Zoning Administrator:
John B. Moss

Planning & Zoning Commission:
Caleb Davis, Chair
Wade Purdom, Co-Chair
Marciavee Cossette
John Cranor
Scott Fuller
Tim Heenan
Adam Isaac
Ron Self
Rob Woywod

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