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.  

*Please note any final  decision made by the Planning and Zoning Commission is appealable
within 15 days of the decision
pursuant to sections 17.09.705 through 17.09.715 of Title 17, Zoning.

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 and what we do, you can watch a presentation to the General Services/Public Works Subcommittee of the City Council from December 2020.

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 [email protected].  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 website for links and information.  

The December 2021 Housing Availability & Affordability Study prepared by the University of Idaho is available for review. 
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 on the upper level off of 8th St., or in-person

Commission Meeting Agendas

Department Staff

Hilary Patterson, 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
Traci Clark
(Administrative Assistant)
Planning Commission Liaison
(208) 769-2240
Virginia Loustalot
(Planning Technician)
(208) 292-5773
Sherrie Badertscher
(Community Development Specialist - CDBG Program)
(208) 769-2382


The City's new 2042 Comprehensive Plan (Envision Coeur d'Alene) was awarded the 2022 Outstanding Plan Award by the Idaho Chapter of the American Planning Association on October 6, 2022 in Garden City, Idaho.

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