Projects, Public Participation and Planning Commission

All applications are subject to an advertising fee for public affidavit notices. Advertising provided by Newport Miner (fees vary). Permits will not be issued until all fees have been paid.


Notice of Public Meeting and Workshop

Notice is hereby given that the Pend Oreille County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing for the 2020 Comprehensive Plan Update on January 22nd, 2024, at 1:30 PM in the Commissioners Meeting room at 625 W. 4th St., Newport, Washington 99156 for the purpose of complying with the Final Decision and Order of the Growth Management Hearings Board dated October 16, 2023 in the matter of Responsible Growth * NE Washington, et. al. v. Pend Oreille County, Case No. 23-1-0005. Written comments may be sent to gsnow [at] or mailed to PO Box 5066, Newport, WA, 99156 on or before the commencement of the public hearing.


To attend the virtual meeting, go to the following web address:


 Zoom Meeting Info:;  

Meeting ID: 509 447 4119 Or Dial 

by your location: +1 301 715 8592 US 

or +1 253 215 8782 US. 

Meeting ID: 509 447 4119 


Projects Around the County


How do I Show Support or Opposition to a Project?

Contact the Community Development Department to let us know your concerns or support for your project. Local knowledge is key to determining outcomes of projects because of information that this department or others may not be aware of. Written letters or email sent to us during comment periods will be official public record.


What is the Planning Commission?

The Planning Commission is  a group of 7 appointed volunteers (at least 2 from each district) who are charged with many important, current, and long range planning functions. They meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 6 PM, and meetings are open to the public and held via Zoom currently.  To get any more information on the next scheduled meeting, contact the Community Development Department.


Who are the Planning Commissioners?


District 1 District 2 District 3
Norris D. Boyd Andy Armantrout Paul Edgren
William Kemp Tom Watson Cory Headrick
Bob Eugene    


When should I go to a Commission meeting?

There are typically several instances when people attend the Planning Commission meetings, such as the following:

  1. Certain projects are heard and decided by the Planning Commission rather than the Community Development Department. Examples include: long plat subdivisions, RV resorts, and County Planning. If you are attempting to receive a class 2 or class 4 permit, your application will be reviewed by the Planning Commission.
  2. Interested parties will come to ask questions, express concern, and show approval or disapproval of projects being reviewed by the Planning Commission.
  3. The Planning Commission is the appellate body for the decisions of the Community Development. If you do not agree with a decision made by the Community Development Department, you may ask to have your application reviewed by the Planning Commission.

Click Here for the Agenda of the Next Meeting

Click here for Minutes of the Last Meeting

For a more comprehensive view of the process for class permits, please reference the photo below.

Class of review table
Class of review table
Peewee Falls postcard

A big thanks to Rosemary Daniel of R.D. Photography for the great photos! Also, thank you Mary Cates of Boundary Kayak Tours for the shot of Pee Wee Falls!