Planning Department

The Planning Department provides land use planning services to the citizens of Coeur d'Alene. These services include assisting the community in the development of the Comprehensive Plan and the administration of the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances.  

The department also oversees the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to assist low-to-moderate income community members.

(Click on the Community Development tab to the left to learn more.)

For more information about the Planning Department, what we do and our current efforts, you can watch a presentation to the General Services/Public Works Subcommittee of the City Council from December 2020.


The Planning Department has reduced staffing at City Hall in response to COVID-19.  We currently have at least three staff members at City Hall each day.  Staff can be reached directly from their office phone numbers, even when working remotely.  We can meet you in person, following social distancing guidelines, to help answer your questions and we can meet with you virtually using Zoom software.  We can also talk to you on the phone or send you information by email (or mail) to limit face-to-face interactions, and provide opportunities for people who are self isolating an/or out of town. 

Our Planning Commission meetings continue to be conducted using the hybrid format, with some in-person attendance and virtual attendance on Zoom.  The meetings are open to the public with limited seating due to spacing requirements.  There are approximately 20 seats in the audience that are first come, first served.  If additional people show up in person, staff will help manage the crowd and find other locations for overflow attendees.  We are encouraging participation on Zoom due to the spacing limitations for the in-person attendance.  For Zoom participants, there are opportunities to provide comments and testimony on public hearing items. Design Review Commission and Historic Preservation Commission meetings are taking place only on Zoom at this time.  Subcommittees of the Historic Preservation Commission may meet in person or on Zoom.  Meeting agendas will provide details on how to participate, including the meeting links, meeting IDs, passwords, call in phone numbers, and a link to the online signup form for public hearing items.

For general zoning questions, to find out if your property is in the City of Coeur d’Alene, or to schedule a meeting or inspection, please call us at 208-769-2274 or send an email to  Please be patient, as we may not be able to respond right away.  Please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  
Below are links to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and common requests for information. 

If you are interested in seeing other FAQs related to growth and housing in the region, or learning about the City's involvement with the Regional Housing & Growth Issues Partnership, visit the KMPO website for links and information.  
Zoning Questions (including allowable uses, setbacks, height, etc.)
- What is my Zoning? (Search the map to find out your zoning)
- What are the requirements for my Zoning? (Look up allowable uses, required setbacks, etc. for your zoning)
Zoning Code (See Title 17 of the City Code)

Auto Sales/Repairs Guide for Dealer License Requests

Application Forms
(see application forms for applicable fees) – Please note that applications can be emailed/mailed, but we must receive a check via mail, using the drop box outside of City Hall by the main entrance facing McEuen Park, or in-person

Commission Meeting Agendas

The Planning Department Team

Please join us in welcoming our newest staff member, Victor Ramos, who joined the team on February 1st as the Planning Technician!

Department Staff

Hilary Anderson, MS
(Community Planning Director)
(208) 769-2270
Sean Holm, MBA
(Senior Planner)
(208) 676-7401
Tami Stroud
(Associate Planner)
Design Review Commission Liaison
(208) 666-5740
Mike Behary, AICP, MURP
(Associate Planner)
(208) 769-2271
Victor Ramos
Planning Technician
(208) 292-5773 
Shana Stuhlmiller
(Administrative Secretary Public Hearing Assistant)
Planning Commission Liaison
(208) 769-2240
Chelsea Nesbit
(Community Development Specialist - CDBG Program)
(208) 769-2382




The Planning Team is proud to have received a plaque from the American Planning Association designating Sherman Avenue as a Great Street in America:


Contact Us

Phone: (208) 769-2274
Fax: (208) 769-2284
Hours: 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday - Friday