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 what we do, 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 Stage Red.  We will have two to three staff members at City Hall each day.  The other days we will be working remotely.  If we are in the office, we can meet you in person, following social distancing guidelines, to help answer your questions.  We encourage you to schedule virtual meetings with us 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. 

Our Planning Commission meetings are still open to the public at this time, but seating will be limited due to spacing requirements.  The meetings will be live on Zoom as well to provide additional opportunities to attend and provide comments.  Design Review Commission meetings will take place on Zoom.  The Historic Preservation Commission will be meeting on Zoom.  Subcommittees of the Historic Preservation Commission may meet in person or on Zoom.  Meeting agendas will provide details on how to participate.

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

 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




Contact Us

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