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Kootenai County Courthouse1 Veterans Memorial Plaza2 Winter in Coeur d'Alene3 Arrow Point on Lake Coeur d'Alene4 Lake Coeur d'Alene5 Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course6 North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River7 Post Falls Dam on Spokane River8 Sandbar on Hayden Lake9 Centennial Trail on Spokane River10 Aerial View of the Coeur d'Alene Airport11
Current News and Events

5/30/2016 - Memorial Day Observed

All Kootenai County facilities will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, May 31st.

5/17/2016 - Results for May 17, 2016 Idaho Primary Election

Please click here for results of the May 17 Primary election.

6/27/2016 - 2016 Assessment Notice(s) Appeal Forms

  • The deadline to turn in your 2016 Assessment Appeal forms is Monday, June 27, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Please click here to download the forms needed to appeal.
  • Appeal forms will not be accepted after the deadline.
    Please be sure to read the instructions on the appeal form before filling out and submitting your appeal.

    Thank you

    5/18/2016 - Kootenai County Annual Boat Launch Pass

    Please click here for your 2016 Annual Boat Launch Pass.
    Your pass may be purchased on-line and the County Parks and Waterways Department will mail it to you.

    Click here to view sites where Boat Launch Passes are required. Annual launch passes for your vehicle may be purchased for $25 for boats registered in Idaho, an... [Read More]

    5/18/2016 - Household Hazardous Waste collection at the Ramsey Transfer Station

    Household Hazardous Waste

    We are adding another day for Household Hazardous Waste collection at the Ramsey Transfer Station, June through September.

    Please click here for more details, including times, locations and examples of common household hazardous waste.

    3/24/2016 - Poll Workers Needed!

    Poll Workers needed! For more information please click here.

    3/24/2016 - Land Use and Development Code Draft Available

    Please click here for a draft copy of the Kootenai County Land Use and Development Code.

    Please click here for Staff Response to Public Comments.

    Please email Community Development Director David Callahan at dcallahan@kcgov.us with any questions or concerns.

    2/24/2016 - State of the County Address

    Please click here to view the 2016 State of the County Address given on February 24, 2016.

    The Address was presented by Commissioner's Dan Green, Marc Eberlein, and David Stewart.

    10/19/2015 - Kootenai County Advisory Boards

    We are looking for citizens who are interested in serving on our county advisory boards. These boards offer the public a greater impact on local decisions by providing recommendations to the appropriate decision makers. At this time, we are accepting applications for all boards as part of our annual open application process.

    The boards currently accepting applications include the Airport Advisory Board, Aquifer Protection Advisory Board, Board of Community Guardians, North Idaho Fair Board, Historic Preservation Com... [Read More]

    5/24/2016 - Request For Proposals: External Audit Services

    Kootenai County is requesting proposals from qualified firms of certified public accountants to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, with the option of auditing its financial statements the subsequent two fiscal years (2017 and 2018). After the first year, the County reserves the right to extend the agreement and to renegotiate rates, terms and conditions based on changes of circumstances regarding the Request for Proposal (RFP) and the audit, as may be in the... [Read More]

    5/4/2016 - 2015 Solid Waste Analysis Available

    Download your copy of the 2015 Solid Waste Analysis Report here.

    The annual report is an important historical record and planning tool. Utilizing historical data, the Solid Waste Department can address current obligations while looking to the demands of the future.

    All detailed reporting information can be viewed at the Idaho DEQ Office in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho or at the administration office of the Kootenai Coun... [Read More]

    4/20/2016 - Public Notice: Intelligent Transit System Request for Proposal (RFP)

    The Grants Management/Public Transportation Office is seeking responses to this Request for Proposals (RFP) from qualified firms for the purchase of a turn-key Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) to be delivered and installed in fixed route and paratransit buses owned by Kootenai County.
    Copies of the Request for Proposals may be obtained by contacting Jody Bieze at jbieze@kcgov.us.

    Please click here for more details.

    3/24/2016 - New GIS On-line Feature Available

    Community Development's permit search is now available with a GIS feature. Search and view permits and projects by address, owner, parcel number, and AIN. The Advanced Query will allow searching and displaying all permits or projects by type for a given date range.Permit Search may be found here and then choose 'View on Map'.

    This feature is only available using Internet Explorer, and you must select "Show all content" when prompted:

    <... [Read More]

    2/27/2015 - 2014 Solid Waste Stream Analysis

    Download your version of the 2014 Solid Waste Analysis Report here.

    This year the solid waste facilities experienced a jump in overall waste generation and customer counts attributed to the growing local economy. Kootenai County utilizes this historical data to project trends and look to the demands of the future.

    All detailed reporting information can be viewed at the Idaho DEQ Office in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho or at the administra... [Read More]

    10/2/2014 - Secure Your Load

    Covered Loads

    Kootenai County Code states that no vehicle shall be driven unless the vehicle is constructed, covered or loaded to prevent the possibility of contents or loads from blowing, spilling or otherwise escaping. Violation is a misdemeanor subject to Idaho Code 18-113 or its successor.

    7/11/2014 - Public Awareness Program Aimed at Aquifer Protection

    While most of us probably never consider it, liquids that flow into drywells and catch basins eventually end up in our drinking water-either directly or indirectly.

    To raise awareness of this fact, the cities of Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls, in cooperation with Kootenai County, have invested $2,000 on stormwater disks that remind the public not to dump impure liquids.

    The disks will soon be mounted on curbs and pavement next to drywells and catch basins in an effort to protect the Rathdrum Aquifer, which is the sole source of ... [Read More]

    1/2/2014 - Coeur d'Alene Airport 2012 Master Plan

    The Coeur d'Alene Airport 2012 Master Plan is available here. This Plan provides information on historic and current airport activities, evaluates projected future airport activities, and identifies a plan to direct and accommodate airport improvement and development - all in an effort to expand Coeur d'Alene Airport's service to its users and its community.


    The Coeur d'Alene Airport (owned and operated by Kootenai County) announces a 1.7% Annual Participation Goal (APG)for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funded contracts during the federal fiscal year 2015-2017. The information pertaining to the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) APG goal methodology is available for inspection at www.kcgov.us or the Kootenai County Board of County Commissioners office located at 451 N Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 during normal business hours for thirty (30) days following the date of this notice. The in... [Read More]

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    It is the mission of Kootenai County government to provide professional service with regard to public safety, essential service, preservation of natural resources and the responsible management of public assets for the common well-being of our citizens.

    Vision Statement

    An innovative, cost effective government the community can be proud of, committed to a high quality of life and excellence in public service.

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    Physical Address: 451 Government Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 Mailing Address: PO Box 9000, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816-9000
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