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 City of Coeur d’Alene is ready and willing to provide services and answers to your questions in various ways to keep business running!  We are always happy to help answer your questions and continue to provide you with the information you need, even if we may not be able to meet with you in person.
Most of the Planning Department will be working remotely during the Governor's Stay-Home Order starting on March 26th.  We will have one staff member on hand each day at City Hall to answer questions in person.  We will continue to provide a number of services online, over the phone, and via email.  We can also meet with you virtually and conduct our inspections using Zoom software. 

Commission meetings and public hearings will also be held virtually using Zoom during this time.  We will post login information on the meeting agendas on the Planning Commission agenda page. 

We are accepting items for the June Planning Commission meeting.  Applications can be submitted in the drop box outside the entrance to City Hall or by email to by 5pm on May 1.

For general zoning questions, to find out if your property is in the City of Coeur d’Alene, or to schedule a virtual meeting or inspection, feel free to call us at 208-769-2274 or send an email to and we will be happy to assist!  Please note, you can contact a member of the Planning Department directly even if they are working remotely using 208-684-0777 and entering an extension (see phone list at the bottom of this page).  Thank you!
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:

L - R:  Jacob Plagerman, Mike Behary, Tami Stroud, Hilary Anderson, Shana Stuhlmiller, Sean Holm

Department Staff

Hilary Anderson, MS
(Community Planning Director)
(208) 684-0777
ext. 270
Sean Holm, AICP, MBA
(Senior Planner)
(208) 684-0777
ext. 401
Tami Stroud
(Associate Planner)
(208) 684-0777
ext. 740
 Mike Behary, AICP
(Associate Planner)
(208) 684-0777
ext. 271 
Jake Plagerman
(Planning Tech.)
(208) 684-0777
ext. 773
Shana Stuhlmiller
(Administrative Secretary Public Hearing Assistant)
 Planning Commission Liaison
(208) 684-0777
ext. 240

Chelsea Nesbit
(Community Development Specialist - CDBG Program)
(208) 684-0777
ext. 382




Contact Us

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