Posted on: February 24, 2017

Adopting Interim Ordinace for Processing Building Permits in Rural Areas of Unincorporated Areas

The attached Resolution #17-0214 affirms for a six-month period the Interim Ordinance adopted on January 10, 2017 (Resolution #17-0059) for processing of building permits.  With the Board's affirmation the Interim Ordinance remains in ef...

Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2017

Changes considered for Growth Management Planning

The Growth Management Act (GMA) requires the establishment of Urban Growth Areas (UGAs) to provide a distinct boundary between urban and rural growth.  Determining the size of UGAs involves a land quantity analysis (LQA) that assesses the availab...

Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2017

Workshop for Comprehensive Plan Update

Washington State's Growth Management Act requires counties to update their comprehensive plans on a periodic basis.  Spokane County's Comprehensive Plan is scheduled to be updated in 2017 and your input is desired.  The...

Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2017

BoCC Affirms Adoption of Interim Zoning Ordinance for Production of Marijuana

On January 10, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners affirmed its decision to adopt  an Interim Zoning Ordinance for production of Marijuana in the Unincorporated area of Spokane County.  The Interim Zoning Ordinance adopted by Resolut...

Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Adopting Interim Ordinance for Processing Building Permits in Rural Areas of Unincorporated Areas

The Board of County Commissioners adopts new Interim Ordinance regarding processing of Building Permits in Rural Spokane County.  The Interim Ordinance repeals the previous Interim Ordinance adopted under Resolution #'s 16-0833 and 16-09...

Read on...


Posted on: August 25, 2016

NEW! Sign-up to receive TEXT MESSAGE REMINDERS of your future District Court hearings.

Spokane County District Court now offers text message reminders for future court hearings. Reminders will be sent approximately 24 hours prior to your court hearing.

Sign up here

Elections

3 Stories
Posted on: February 13, 2017

February Special Election Results

February Results

Special Election Results were updated February 23rd. Election results are certified on February 24th, 2017.

Election Results Page
Posted on: September 1, 2016

Washington MyVote

MyVote

You can register to vote, check your registration status, change your address, and more using MyVote!

MyVote Website
Posted on: December 27, 2016

Current Election Information

Primary Election

Important dates and information for the February 14, 2017 Special Election can be found on our Current Election Information page.

Current Election Page

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Congratulations, Daniel Garner!

iStock_000038159200_(600x358).jpg

Daniel is the October winner of two free rounds of golf for completing our Quality of Experience Survey. Thank you for your feedback! Complete the survey for a chance to win a round of golf (green fee only) for a twosome at any of our golf courses!

Past wi...

View past winners.

Fill out the survey...

Posted on: January 10, 2017

Snowplow Activity

Snowplowing Routes

View the Snow Plow Activity - 24 Hour Map or call the Spokane County Snow Removal Hotline at 509-477-2666.

View the 24 Hour Map...
Posted on: May 24, 2016

Inmate Roster

Inmate Roster

View the list of inmates currently in custody of Detention Services

Browse the Roster...
Posted on: May 12, 2016

Property Information in the palm of your hand

Photo Hand holding a small house

View property information and maps for your home, business, or a prospective real estate purchase. Spokane County SCOUT brings you school and services information, property taxes and valuations, maps, and more!

Visit SCOUT...

Posted on: February 24, 2017

Notice of Application - PE-2055-17

FILE NO:  PE-2055-17

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Preliminary Plat to divide Lot C of a previous short plat, SP-1542-10, into two (2) lots for one (1) existing and one (1) proposed single family residence.

PROPONENT:  Adams & Clark, Inc.

LOCATION...

Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2017

Monroe Street/Country Homes Blvd. Stormwater Project

Description: Monroe Street/Country Homes Blvd. Stormwater ProjectVicinity:  Country Homes Blvd. Site:  The proposed project is located on, adjacent, or near the intersection of Country Homes Blvd., Wedgewood Avenue, and Cedar Street all ...

Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Notice of Application - SP-1600-17

FILE NO:  SP-1600-17

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Proposed Preliminary Short Plat to divide 1.47 acre into four (4) lots for six (6) units in the Low Density Residential (LDR) zone.  Typical lot sizes will be approximately 16,000 sq. ft.

PROPONE...

Read on...

Posted on: February 3, 2017

Notice of Application - PN-1915A-03

FILE NO:  PN-1915A-03

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  The purpose of this alteration is to change two adjacent lots from zero lot line building lots into single family detached lots.  The lots involved are 7 & 8 of Block 3 of Wandermere Estates.

PR...

Read on...

Posted on: January 19, 2017

Notice of Application - SP-1599-16

FILE NO:  SP-1599-16DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Preliminary Short Plat to divide approximately 30.93 acres into three (3) lots for single family residences, within a Rural Cluster, in the Rural Conservation (RCV) zone.PROPONENT:  Travis C...

Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2017

Hangman Creek/Hayes Rd Overhead Utility

FILE NO:  SLE-9-16

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL: Hangman Creek/Hayes Rd Overhead Utility

PROPONENT: Avista Utilities - Todd McLaughlin

ADDRESS AND LOCATION OF PROPOSAL:  From Spangle, WA (off Hwy 195) South on Main St., turn left onto Old WA-195-Sce...

Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2017

Notice of Application (Type II) ZS-03-16

FILE NO:  ZS-03-16

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Zone Reclassification from Large Tract Agricultural (LTA) to Mineral Lands (M) on approximately 78 acres to allow mining of basalt rock

PROPONENT:  Don Howell

ADDRESS AND LOCATION OF PROPOSAL:&n...

Read on...

Posted on: December 30, 2016

Monroe Road Bridge #2803 Replacement Project

Description: Monroe Road Bridge #2803 Replacement Project Vicinity: Sections 21 & 22, Township 28, Range 42E WM Located on Monroe Road Approximately 0.8 miles north of Staley Road in north Spokane County.  Proponent:  Spokane County ...

Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS): 8908 N. Nevada St. - Secure-It Self Storage

FILE NO(S):   B1604257 THRU B1604259 and B1604261 THRU B1604267

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  (10) MINI STORAGE BUILDINGS & OFFICE (INCLDS 2 ASPHALT PARKING PADS) - SECURE-IT SELF STORAGE AT NORTHPOINTE

PROPONENT:  WHIPPLE CONSULTING ENG...

Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2016

SEPA Checklist - Nine Mile HED Maintenance Phase 2 (12710 N. Carlson Rd)

Description:  SEPA Checklist for Maintenance projects related to the ongoing construction work at the Nine Mile Hydroelectric Development.  Vicinity:  12710 N. Carlson Rd in the SE 1/4 of Section 6, Township 26N, Range 42E, W.M....Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Notice of Application - Nine Mile HED Maintenance Phase 2 ( 12710 N. Carlson Rd)

Description:  Maintenance projects related to the ongoing construction work at the Nine Mile Hydroelectric Development.  Vicinity:  12710 N. Carlson Rd in the SE 1/4 of Section 6, Township 26N, Range 42E, W.M.  Comment ...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: August 29, 2016

Latah Creek Streambank Restoration Project

Description: Restore/stabilize approximately 115' of streambank along Latah Creek within Hangman Valley Golf Course by adding fill and placing rip rap to match surrounding bank sections. Plants will also be added.

Vicinity: 2210 E. Hangman Valley Ro...Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: May 11, 2016

Project #B1601211 Site Address: 8227 N REGAL STREET

Description: WAREHOUSE/OFFICE/WASH BAY

Vicinity: 8227 N REGAL STREET

For more information:
Julie Shatto - [email protected]
509-477-3675

Comment Date: 5/18/2016

Posted on: May 10, 2016

Project #B1601188 Site Address: 4814 S BEN FRANKLIN LANE

Description: MANUFACTURING FACILITY FOR TAINIO TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE

Vicinity: 4814 S BEN FRANKLIN LANE

For more information:
Kathy Cummings - [email protected]
509-477-3675

Comment Date: 5/10/2016

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Project #B1600958 Site Address: 11909 N DIVISION ST

Description: ORAL SURGEON OFFICE & PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFICE W/GYMNASIUM

Vicinity: 11909 N DIVISION ST

For more information:
Dawn Dompier - [email protected]
509-477-3675

Comment Date: 4/26/2016

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Project #B1600950 Site Address: 13808 E 32ND AVENUE

Description: (132) UNIT (6) APARTMENT BUILDINGS W/(6) GARAGE BUILDINGS

Vicinity: 13808 E 32ND AVENUE

For more information:
Dawn Dompier - [email protected]
509-477-3675

Comment Date: 4/25/2016

View Related Documentation...
Posted on: April 18, 2016

Project #B1600944 Site Address: 12405 N NINE MILE RD

Description: PERSONAL AMATEUR RADIO TOWER (40 FT TALL)

Vicinity: 12405 N NINE MILE RD

For more information:
Kathy Cummings - [email protected]
509-477-3675

Comment Date: 4/18/2016

View Related Documentation...

Posted on: January 31, 2017

Mica Peak Trail Plan Completed!

Scenic View2.jpg

Nine months of work and countless hours provided by volunteers have yielded a trail plan for Mica Peak Conservation Area.

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 24, 2016

West Trailhead at Antoine Peak Now Open!

Antoine Peak Trailhead

Come check out Spokane County's newest trail head and the growing trail system at Antoine Peak Conservation Area!

Additional Info...
Posted on: October 5, 2016

Looking for an event space for next year?

CampCaro.jpg

Check out our available rental facilities! Reservation requests for 2017 will be accepted beginning January 1st, 2017.

Additional Info...

Posted on: February 24, 2017

State of Emergency Canceled

The countywide State of Emergency has been rescinded.

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Harvard Road reopens!

Harvard Road between Elder Rd. and Stringham Rd. was reopened on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.

Posted on: February 23, 2017

Updated list of road openings and closures-2/23/2017

Public Works crews continue monitoring roads and bridges throughout the county.

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Ross Creek Road CLOSED

Ross Creek Road from Blanchard Rd. to the Pend Oreille County line is closed until further notice.

Posted on: February 22, 2017

Conklin Rd. closed-Colbert Rd. reopens in north county.

CLOSED:        11:30
AM, 2-22-17<_o3a_p>

                        Conklin Road from Deer Creek Rd. to Tallman Rd.<_o3a_p>

OPEN:           11:30 AM, 2-22-17<_o3a_p>

&...

Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Bruce Road is reopened.

OPEN-Bruce Road
Bruce Road Reopens
OPEN: 2:50 PM, 2-21-17
Bruce Road from Chattaroy Rd to Orchard Bluff Rd.

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Several county roads reopen-others remain closed on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

While several county roads have reopened, others remain closed due to washouts. With more precipitation in the forecast, the countywide state of emergency remains in effect.

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 19, 2017

Road closure update for Sunday, February 19, 2017

Several roads have reopened while new washouts have closed others.

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 18, 2017

Two more roads closed by washouts-two others reopen

Flooding and washouts continue to affect roads in Spokane County.

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 17, 2017

List of Road Closures Grows-State of Emergency Continues

Flooding in Spokane County has led to a growing list of road closures and detours.

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 16, 2017

ROAD CLOSURE: Palouse Rd from US-27 to Jackson

ROAD CLOSURE: Palouse Rd from US-27 to Jackson is closed until further notice.

Posted on: February 16, 2017

ROAD CLOSURE: Cheney-Plaza Road between Patterson Rd and Wells Rd

CheneyPlaza2017EmergencyRdClosure.jpg

ROAD CLOSURE: Cheney-Plaza Road between Patterson Rd and Wells Rd is closed until further notice due to high water and a washout.

Posted on: February 16, 2017

ROAD CLOSURE: Watt Rd from N Spangle Rd to Yale Rd

WattRd2017EmergencyClosureDetourRouteMap.jpg

ROAD CLOSURE: Watt Rd from N Spangle Rd to Yale Rd is closed until further notice due to high water and deep ruts.

Posted on: February 3, 2017

ROAD CLOSURE: Bradshaw Rd from Starr Rd to Idaho State Line

BradshawRd2017EmergencyClosureDetourRouteMap.jpg

ROAD CLOSURE: Bradshaw Road from Starr Rd to the Idaho State Line is now closed due to high water and washout.

Posted on: February 16, 2017

EMERGENCY ROAD CLOSURES: Randall Rd, Chapman Rd, Roberts Rd

Due to washouts, the following road segments are closed:

  • Randall Road at the intersection of Madison Road is closed. A detour has been set up:
    • From the south: Madison Rd to Sillman Rd
    • From the north: Randall Rd to Day Mt. Spokane Rd
  • Chapman Rd from 4711 S Cha...
Read on...

Maps
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Washouts trigger countywide state of emergency

Flooding and road washouts and led to a countywide state of emergency.

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 16, 2017

Washout closes portion of Stoughton Road

StoughtonRd2017EmergencyClosureDetourRouteMap.jpg

 

Spokane County Public Works has closed Stoughton Road between Larkin Rd. and Darknell Rd. due to a washout. A detour is in place from Stoughton Rd. to Madison Rd., then from the Palouse Hwy. to Darknell Rd.For information about Seasonal and Emergenc...

Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Washout closes portion of Harvard Road

HarvardRd2017EmergencyClosureDetourRouteMap.jpg

Spokane County Public Works has closed Harvard Road between Stringham Rd. to Elder Rd., due to washouts.  A detour is in place from Elder Rd. to Molter Rd., then onto Stringham Rd.  For information about Seasonal and Emergency Road Restrictions ...

Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2017

ROAD OPEN: Starr Road (gravel portion) between Sanders and Truax is open to travel.

ROAD OPENED: the gravel portion of Starr Road between Sanders and Truax has been opened. County crews closed the road last week due to flooding, but they have repaired the washout and the road is now open to travel.

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Way to Go Awards celebrate Commute Trip Reduction

Local businesses and universities are 2016 winners of Way to Go Awards

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 9, 2017

ROAD CLOSURE: Starr Road (gravel portion) between Sanders and Truax is closed due to flooding.

ROAD CLOSURE: Starr Road (gravel portion) between Sanders and Truax east of Fairfield is closed due to flooding. Please use alternative routes. We will be monitoring the area throughout the night.

Read on...


Posted on: February 1, 2017

Valentine's Day Safety

valentine 1.jpg

Each year our poison control experts see a rise in case around February 14, many involving chocolate or lilies, a flower that's potentially fatal to cats. Valentine's Day can be as much fun for pets as it is for humans- as long as dangerous items are kept...

Read on...

Read more here
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Pamper Your Pet

IMG_2985.JPG

There's no better way to treat your pet than with actual treats! Pick up some extra treats to surprise them or make them yourself with a recipe from SCRAPS. Even a simple can of tuna will please your feline friend.

Read more here
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Massage Tips from SCRAPS

doggiemassage.jpg

Massage has been shown to reduce stress levels, increase circulation and decrease muscle pain in pets. It also creates quality bonding time for you and your pet. This is a gentle massage that will help relax your pet, assist with grooming and cement that ...

Read on...

Read more here
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Pet Photography Tips and Techniques

Pet of the Week Dixon 00752-TV.jpg

The most compelling pictures say something. It can be a cat playing with their favorite toy or a dog watching his pet parent intently. Think about what you want your photo to "say" or what trait behavior you want to capture of your pets.

Read on...

Read more here
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Heart Healthy Reasons to Adopt a Pet

valentine2.jpg

An apple a day may or may not keep the doctor away, but owning a pet has proven health benefits. By adopting a pet here at SCRAPS the life you may be helping to save may be your own!

Read more here
Posted on: November 1, 2016

Dog House Drive

DogHouseDrivePrint.jpg


Donate a gently used or new dog house to SCRAPS or pick up a Free dog house.  We want to make sure every pet has shelter this winter.


Posted on: February 24, 2017

Prolific Crime Fighting Team Set to Retire

Prolific Crime Fighting Team Set to Retire

Probably the most well-known K9 in the area, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office K9 Laslo is retiring March 1, 2017 and his partner, after accepting a promotion, Corporal Jeff Thurman will being a new chapte...

Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2017

Countywide State of Emergency Lifted

Spokane County Public Works/Engineers Office

http://www.spokanecounty.org/257/Public-Works

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Countywide State of Emergency Lifted

SPOKANE COUNTY, February 24, 2017 – After evaluating field conditions and the weather forecast, Pu...

Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2017

Female Charged with Multiple Counts of Possessing Child Pornography

Female Charged with Multiple Counts of Possessing Child Pornography

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Unit Detective Scott Streltzoff arrested 33-year-old Shannon M. Travis charging her with fifteen counts of Possession of Depictions...

Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2017

“Tip”: Detectives Attempting to ID Citizen who Helped Motorist

“Tip”: Detectives Attempting to ID Citizen who Helped Motorist   

Following up a “Tip”, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crime Detectives are attempting to identify a motorist that stopped to help an...

Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2017

Training teaching new Spokane deputies how to talk to strangers

Thank you KHQ & Joe McHale for helping inform our community about the new and great training we offer our deputies.

Training teaching new Spokane deputies how to talk to strangers  Watch Video Here

SPOKANE, Wash. - With a lot of recent attention on off...

Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2017

Spring Citizen’s Academy with an all new class format, including some “hands-on” training scenarios

Have YOU ever wondered what takes place AFTER you see news report regarding a critical incident or officer involved shooting?  Ever thought about what it’s like, actually going through our training? Do you want to know the truth regardi...

Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2017

Armed Suspect Arrested after Early Morning Pursuit

Armed Suspect Arrested after Early Morning Pursuit

Spokane Valley Corporal Jeff Thurman and his partner K9 Laslo arrested 42-year-old Thomas E. Lenocker after a pursuit of a stolen Jeep pulling a stolen trailer and foot chase.  Lenocker, a convict...

Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2017

Seasonal Weight Restriction Signs & Enforcement

Seasonal Weight Restriction Signs & Enforcement

As we eagerly await sunny days and warmer temperatures, our roadways go through the damaging effects of the freezing and thawing weather cycle.  We all hate dodging potholes or being delayed by the i...

Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Assault/Robbery Suspect is Combative and Spits on Deputies

Assault/Robbery Suspect is Combative and Spits on Deputies

Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies, investigating an assault call at the Flying J in West Spokane County, arrested 25-year-old Shane A. Sleep for Robbery 1st Degree, two count of Assault 3rd D...

Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Attention to Prevention-Help Reduce Property Crimes

Attention to Prevention-Help Reduce Property Crimes

You or someone you know has probably been a victim of property crime. Criminals are out roaming our streets and neighborhoods looking for an easy opportunity to steal property you worked hard to purchase ...

Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2017

Roadway Open After Serious Injury Collision

Roadway Open After Serious Injury Collision 

Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the scene of a two car, serious injury, collision on 32nd Avenue, west of SR27 just before 1:30 p.m.  While Traffic Investigators worked to determine the cause ...

Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2017

Misguided Valentine’s Day Wish Leads Wanted Felon to Jail

Misguided Valentine’s Day Wish Leads Wanted Felon to Jail

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brad Humphrey arrested 31-year-old Woodrow B. Bearchild after he lead deputies from the West Plains to Spokane during a pursuit.  Bear...

Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Suspect Arrested for Stealing Funds from Memorial Fund

Suspect Arrested for Stealing Funds from Memorial Fund

Spokane County Sheriff’s Investigative Task Force Detective Tamie Spitzer arrested 36-year-old Katie M. Rafter for Theft 1st Degree in relation to a month long investigation involving funds donat...

Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2017

Hometown Heroes: SIRT Volunteer Lana Emery

Hometown Heroes: SIRT Volunteer Lana Emery

We are so Thankful for Lana Emery and ALL the SIRT Team & SCOPE volunteers.  We absolutely couldn’t do our jobs without your help!!

KHQ Video Here

Thank you Lana!!  We will miss you but wish you ...

Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2017

SCAM Alert: We continue to receive calls regarding FAKE “Sergeant Davis” demanding payment

SCAM Alert: We continue to receive calls regarding FAKE “Sergeant Davis” demanding payment by prepaid credit card and threatening people with arrest.  THIS IS A SCAM.  Deputies/Law Enforcement will NEVER call & demand money ...

Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2017

New Scams Warnings, Same Old Story

New Scams Warnings, Same Old Story

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Police continue to ask for your help.  We continue receiving reports of scammers calling and sometimes victimizing our fellow citizens. 

What can you d...

Read on...

Posted on: January 27, 2017

Seasonal Weight Restrictions on County Roads Begin Soon

Spokane County Public Works Department Announcement:

Seasonal Weight Restrictions on County Roads Begin Soon 

SPOKANE COUNTY, January 26, 2017 – The Spokane County Public Works Department announced today that seasonal weight restrictions could be...

Read on...


Posted on: March 2, 2016

Popular Topic

Cyclists

A news story text will go here.


Posted on: February 22, 2017

Sign up NOW for the 2017 Master Composters/Recyclers Course!

2017 Master Composters Class.jpg

Training consists of six lecture/discussion/hands-on sessions plus the Spring Compost Fair at Finch Arboretum's Arbor Day celebration. The classes are taught by a combination of staff, veteran MC/Rs and guest presenters. This year's schedule is as follows...

Read on...

Registration Form
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Protect Our Aquifer, Don't Flush Medications Down The Drain!

Prescriptions.jpg

Medications should never be flushed down the drains. They can contaminate our water supply, lakes, rivers and streams. Spokane County residents can throw prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications in the garbage.

Follow these guidelines prior to disposal...
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Recycle Right, Spokane County!

Recycling Materials.jpg

You think you know what should or shouldn't be put in your garbage, recycling or yard waste cart but would you bet the planet on it? Take the recycling challenge to recycle right, Spokane!

Recycling Challenge...
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Got Sharps Spokane?

Medical-Sharps1.jpg

Needles, syringes and lancets can be put in puncture-resistant containers, labeled and disposed of - at no charge - in the Household Hazardous Waste area of any of the following facilities: North & Valley Transfer Stations or the Waste to Energy Facility

Additional Info...

Posted on: February 10, 2017

Jury Service SCAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 10, 2017

Spokane County Superior Court is warning the public about a scam in which victims are accused of failing to report for jury duty.

For several weeks, the court has fielded numerous inquiries from people who say th...

Read on...