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.)


The Planning Department is fully staffed back at City Hall and we are happy to meet you in person, following social distancing guidelines, to help answer your questions.  We also have the ability to meet with you remotely using Zoom software, talk to you on the phone, or send you information by email if you would prefer not to have face-to-face interactions. 

Our Planning Commission meetings will be open to the public starting in June, 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.  The Historic Preservation Commission will be meeting on Zoom.  Subcommittees 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  
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 

(Chelsea Nesbit not pictured)

Department Staff

Hilary Anderson, MS
(Community Planning Director)
(208) 769-2270
Sean Holm, AICP, MBA
(Senior Planner)
(208) 676-7401
Tami Stroud
(Associate Planner)
(208) 666-5740
 Mike Behary, AICP, MURP
(Associate Planner)
(208) 769-2271
Jake Plagerman
(Planning Tech.)
(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