Planning & Zoning


Pre-Applications now required prior to submission of any comprehensive plan
map amendment, rezone, conditional use permit, or subdivision application.

Monday 10am – Noon & 1pm – 4pm  |  Tuesday – Friday 9am – 12 & 1pm – 4pm

The following links, maps, and information have been provided to assist you in your due diligence before purchasing property or learning more about land development in Canyon County.

Maps pdf

Dairies FEMA Flood Zones Fire Districts
Functional Classification Gravel Pits Highway Districts
Irrigation Districts Mosquito Abatement Nitrate Priority Areas
Recreation Sites School Districts Soils

Interactive GIS Mapper click below
Property Search ToolZoning

USDA Soils
FEMA Floodzone Map
Census GIS Mapper
Wetlands Mapper
County Codes & Ordinances
Other Agencies
Development Services FAQ’s
Deed & Recorded Documents Search
Subdivision Plat and CCR’s Search
Code of West

Parcel Inquiry Request
This is a research request to determine if specific parcels have a building permit available or are eligible for the Administrative Land Division process. The inquiry can also address any other parcel specific questions you may have such as for private roads, easements, and other items. Research is limited to records available from Development Services and Assessor’s Plat room, and Recorder’s Office. This includes research, interpretation, and the process for development from the reviewing planner. Fee is $40/parcel. 

Parcel Inquiry (Submit completed application via email to

Public Records Request
This is a request for documents only and does not include interpretation and advice regarding land development proposals.
Public Records Request

Completed Applications are accepted on first come first serve basis by the following methods:

1/ Submittal Appointment;
Submit completed application packet and fees in person. To schedule an appointment contact your planner directly

2/ Electronically:
Submit completed application packet (1 PDF) and completed credit card authorization (separate PDF) to your planner or email

3/ Mail:
Submit completed application packet and check with fee made out to Canyon County DSD to:
Canyon County Development Services
Attn: Application Submittal, Name of your Planner (if applicable)
111N. 11th Avenue Suite 140
Caldwell, ID 83605

Application packets include forms, directions and fees. If applying for multiple applications at once, submit one application packet that includes all required items, some fees are reduced if applications are combined. Packets do not include the credit card authorization form see below:

Applications accepted in person 8am-12pm / 1-3:30pm (Closed for Lunch)
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Credit Card Authorization (For electronic and mail submittals)
Zoning Fee Schedule

Applications approved by Staff:

Estimated time frame to approval: 4-6 weeks (will vary by application and workload)
Private Road Packet (Request a private road)
Parcel Inquiry (Request specific parcel information)
Flood Plain Development Permit application

Applications approved through a Director’s Decision:

Estimated time frame to approval 4-6 months (will vary by application and workload)
Basic Process Steps
Administrative Land Division (request land divisions)
Assisted Care Facility
Bed & Breakfast (for B&B’s with employees)
Easement Reduction
Home Business (if business is not considered a home occupation)
Mineral Extraction Short Term (for temporary extraction, if longer see Conditional Use Permit below)
Minor Replat (property boundary adjustments on platted parcels and other changes)
Property Boundary Adjustment (for unplatted parcels only)
Sign Permit Packet
Simple Changes to Plat
Temporary Use (for temporary housing and living in an RV)
Variance less than 33%
Winery, Brewery, and Distillery

Applications approved through a Public Hearing Process:

Estimated time frame to approval 6-10 months (will vary by specific application, workload, and available hearing schedules)
Basic Process Steps
Comprehensive Plan Map Amendment (to change the future land use designation)
Conditional Use Permit
Development Agreement Modification
Subdivision: Final Plat
Subdivision: Preliminary Plat
Subdivision: Short Plat (Subdivisions less than 14 lots, with no slopes or floodplain)
Plat Vacation
Variance more than 33%
Zoning Amendment (Rezone & Conditional Rezone; to change the zoning district)

Land Hearings Archive Minutes Application TrackerTitle 67, Chapter 65 of the Idaho State Statute grants the County Board of Commissioners (governing board) the authority to exercise their powers to appoint members of a Planning & Zoning Commission to act with full authority of the governing board within the unincorporated area of the county, excluding the authority to adopt ordinances or to finally approve rezones and land subdivisions.

The Planning & Zoning Commission, guided by the Local Land Use Planning Act (§ 67-6509) is granted the authority to make decisions on land use planning applications, including recommendations, adoption, and amendments. Each commission shall consist of not less than three (3) nor more than twelve (12) voting members, all appointed by the County Board of Commissioners. An appointed member must have resided in the county for at least two (2) years and must remain a resident of the county during his service on the commission. No person shall serve more than two (2) full consecutive terms.

The Planning and Zoning Commission includes:

Name Term Expires
Chairman Robert Sturgill 11/21/2023
Vice-Chairman Patrick Williamson 11/16/2024
Secretary Brian Sheets 12/01/2023
Commissioner Ron Amarel 11/15/2025
Commissioner Harold Nevill 12/01/2022
Commissioner Miguel Villafana 03/09/2026
Commissioner Robert Larison 03/09/2026

Phone:  (208) 454-7458
Fax: (208) 454-6633

If you would like to volunteer your time as a P&Z Commissioner, please download and fill out the application below and submit to the Board of County Commissioners. Planning & Zoning Commission Application pdf

The final draft plan of the 2030 Comprehensive Plan for the public hearing on August 10, 2022, is now available. You can download it here. For more information on the 2030 Comprehensive Plan Update process, please click here.

Administrative Staff
The administrative staff of the Development Services Department operates as a team to administer the zoning, subdivision, building, and public nuisance ordinances. Established processes and standardized forms are used to process applications, issue permits, schedule and conduct public hearings and enforce ordinances. Procedures are constantly evaluated in an attempt to update our processes, forms, and ordinances for ease of use and easy-to-follow processes. We welcome your feedback.

Name Position Email Phone
Jennifer Almeida
Office Manager
Vacant Sr. Administrative Specialist  
Bonnie Puleo Hearing Specialist
Tony Almeida
GIS Analyst/Mapping

Planning & Zoning Staff
We plan our day, our children’s future and our vacations. It makes sense to plan the future of our communities to ensure that the decisions we make today will result in a viable and healthy future. Planning is influenced by physical, economic, and social forces. Planners use tools such as zoning, economic, and demographic analysis, natural and cultural resource evaluation, goal setting and strategic planning. Planning is key to implementing the wishes, hopes, and aspirations of citizens all across the spectrum.

Name Position Email Phone
Dan Lister
Planning Official
Cassie Lamb Planner 208-454-6627
  Planner   208-455-6039
Elizabeth Allen Planner 208-454-7459
Jenna Petroll Planner 208-454-6632
Sage Huggins Planning Technician 208-455-6036
Maddie Vander Veen Planning Technician 208-455-6035
  Economic Development Specialist   208-616-2516
Tammie Halcomb Economic Development Specialist 208-739-5250



Engineering Staff

Name Position Email Phone
Devin Krasowski
Associate Engineer
Stephanie Hailey Engineering Coordinator



111 N. 11th Ave ROOM 310
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone / Fax

P 208-454-7458
F 208-454-6633



Weekdays 8am – 5pm
Closed 12-1pm
(excluding holidays)
Payment Accepted 8am-3:30pm


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