Posted on: May 12, 2017

Building Safety Month: Code Officials - Partners in Community Safety and Economic Growth

We all know how important Code Officials are to our communities. 

  • Current building codes are the best way to protect our homes, offices and schools.
  • Code Officials work tirelessly to keep the public safe and our communities strong.
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Posted on: February 24, 2017

Adopting Interim Ordinance 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 effect unti...

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

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.

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Elections

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Candidates Who Have Filed

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A list of approved candidates who have filed for office can be found here.

Candidates Who Have Filed
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Candidate Filing Week

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Candidate Filing Week was May 15th - May 19th. The Becoming a Candidate page offers important information, deadlines, and requirements for candidates who are running for office.

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Washington MyVote

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

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Spring Compost Fair & Arbor Day Celebration

Spokane County residents are invited to the Finch Arboretum on Saturday, April 29th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Congratulations, Troy Dixon!

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Troy is the April 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!

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Be a Spokane Visionary

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Do you have an idea for Spokane’s next big thing?

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Posted on: May 24, 2016

Inmate Roster

Inmate Roster

View the list of inmates currently in custody of Detention Services

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

Property Information in the palm of your hand

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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!

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

Spokane County TV

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Watch Board of County Commissioner meetings & hearings, County spotlights, Parks & Recreation and Sheriff's Office videos.

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Notice of Application for Shiva Grading

DESCRIPTION:  Grading for Ilya Shiva Property

VICINITY: This property is located in Section 6, Township 25, Range 44 of the NE 1/4, Address is 8724 E. Wellesley Avenue

PROPONENT: Spokane County

SPOKANE COUNTY CONTACT: Spokane County Public Works, K...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Notice of Application - CUS-0004-2017

FILE NO:  CUS-0004-2017

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Conditional Use Permit for a kennel on 26 acres in the Rural Conservation (RCV) Zone pursuant to Section 14.618.240(13) of the Spokane County Zoning Code.

PARCEL NO:  23254.9029

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Palouse Highway Sidewalk/Pathway Project

Description:  Palouse Highway Sidewalk/Pathway Project

Vicinity:  This project is located in southern Spokane County in  the west half of Section 3, Township 24N, Range 43E WM, on the Palouse Highway beginning at 61st Avenue and cont...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Notice of Application - SP-1605-17

FILE NO:  SP-1605-17

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Preliminary Short Plat to divide approximately 20 acres into two (2) lots for single family residences, within a Rural Cluster, and one (1) remainder parcel to be undeveloped, in the Rural Conservati...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Notice of Application - PN-2058-17

FILE NO:  PE-2058-17

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Preliminary Plat of Windsor Estates Remainder to divide 19.2 acres into 91 lots for single family residences in the Low Density Residential (LDR) Zone.

PARCEL NO:  37291.9080

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Notice of Application SP-1604-17

FILE NO:  SP-1604-17

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Attached is a Preliminary Short Plat to divide ten (10) acres into two (2) lots for two (2) single family units in t he Rural-5 (R-5) zone.  Typical lot sizes will be approximately 5 acres.

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Notice of Application - PE-2057-17

FILE NO:  PE-2057-17

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  Preliminary Plat to divide approximately 11.43 acres north and west of the intersection of E. Belle Terre Avenue/ S. Evergreen Road.  The proposed development will include one (1) existi...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Notice of Application - SP-1602-17

FILE NO:  SP-1602-17

DESCRIPTION OF PROPOSAL:  A Preliminary Short Plat to divide 30.44 acres into three (3) building lots and one Open Space Tract, under the Rural Cluster provisions.

PROPONENT:  Holly & Nathan Williams

LOCATION OF PROPOSAL: ...

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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.

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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 ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Looking for a night out under the stars?

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The Liberty Lake Campground Opens May 1st! Reserve your spot today!

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Pine River Park Closed Until Further Notice

Pine River Park Flooding 2017

Due to extensive flooding, Pine River Park is closed. Additional time is needed to prevent further damage to park grounds.

Posted on: January 31, 2017

Mica Peak Trail Plan Completed!

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

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Looking for an event space for next year?

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

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Road construction update for May 19-26, 2017.

Road crews will be busy thanks to a stretch of nice weather that is in the forecast.

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Posted on: May 18, 2017

Public Works announces plans for Bigelow Gulch Urban Corridor Project

Late this summer, Public Works will begin construction on phase 4A of the project at the intersection of Bigelow Gulch and Forker Road. In 2018, work will begin on phase 4 from Old Argonne Road to Evergreen Road.

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Hazardous Weather Outlook for Friday, May 5th

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Friday, May 5th:

Thunderstorms will be possible Friday. Some may be strong with brief gusty and potentially damaging winds, hail and locally heavy rain. The locally heavy rain will als...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Columbia Basin Highway open to travel.

Columbia Basin Highway from Pine Springs Rd to the Lincoln County line has been re-opened to travel.

Posted on: April 13, 2017

Conklin Road open


Conklin Road from Deer Creek Road to Tallman Road has been reopened.

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Starr Road and Latah Creek Road reopen.

While more rain is in the forecast this week, water levels continue to drop below flood stage.

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Bowie Rd. closed - Graham Rd. reopens.

Bowie Rd. has been closed by deep mud. Graham Rd. reopened as flooding recedes.

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

Crestview Road has been reopened.

OPEN: 4-4-17, 3:45 PM
Crestview Road from Cedar Rd. to Viewmont Rd.

Posted on: March 31, 2017

Weekly road construction update for March 31, 2017.

List includes projects by both Spokane County and private contractors.

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Antler Rd. reopens while and Starr Rd. is closed.

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<_o3a_p>OPEN:           3-30-17, 1:00 PM<_o3a_p>                       Antler Road from Cedar Rd. to Austin Rd.<_o3a_p>

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Harvard Branch Road reopens.

Harvard Branch Road, east of Harvard Rd and north of Stoughton Rd, has been reopened.

Posted on: March 29, 2017

Valley Road closed by washouts.

Valley Road (summer road portion), from 500 feet south of Bernhill Rd. to 1 mile north of Charles Rd. Deep washouts through road.

Posted on: March 27, 2017

Conditions too wet for effective road grading.

Dirt and gravel roads are heavily saturated and with more rain in the forecast, grading is not possible until conditions dry out.

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Pine Springs Road reopened!

Pine Springs Road from Lance Hill Rd. to Carman Rd. has reopened to traffic.

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Madison Road reopens.

Madison Road, which was closed early Tuesday morning, has reopened.

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Two more roads closed-two others reopen!

Madison Road and Columbia Basin Hwy. are closed.

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

State of Emergency Canceled

The countywide State of Emergency has been rescinded.

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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.

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Be Kind to Animals

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Between 3-4 million animals are euthanized each year. These animals are the offspring of unwanted pets or victims of abuse, neglect and cruelty. 'Be Kind to Animals' week is celebrated nationally the first week of May. Here at SCRAPS, we...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Dog Bite Prevention

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Everyone knows a dog is man's best friend, and this is generally true. But every dog has the capacity to bite, and children are most often the ones who get bitten. Everyone, particularly children, should learn some basics about dog behavior and safety aro...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Make the Right Move

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If you and your pet are getting ready to move, follow these recommendations  to keep your companion safe before, during and after your move.

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

“Tips” Regarding Vehicle Prowling Prevention

With the long, cold days of winter now behind us, it’s time to start getting outside to enjoy the nice weather and sunshine. Deputy Chris Johnston and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit would like to take a moment to give you some “...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Roadway Now Open: Serious Injury, Head-on Crash, Medical Lake Four Lakes Road

Serious Injury, Head-on Crash, Medical Lake Four Lakes Road 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit Investigators are at the scene of a serious injury, head-on collision on Medical Lake Four Lakes Rd. between Craig Rd. and Medifor Rd.  ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Deputies’ Attempt to Assist Mental Health Turns Violent

Deputies’ Attempt to Assist Mental Health Turns Violent

On Saturday afternoon, Spokane County Deputies attempted to assist mental health professionals safely place an adult male in custody for a mental health hold.  The male, who had been vi...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

UPDATE: Bicycle Rider succumbs to Life-Threatening Injuries

UPDATE:  Early this morning, we received the sad news the bicyclist succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.  The investigation into the cause of the fatal collision continues. 

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Fatal Crash in South Spokane County

Fatal Crash in South Spokane County 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Collision Investigators were called to the scene of a single vehicle rollover crash early this morning.  The 19-year-old female driver, and sole occupant, ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Interesting read: “FBI Assailant Study – Mindsets and Behaviors”

Interesting read: “FBI Assailant Study – Mindsets and Behaviors” 

Please take a few minutes to read this FBI study analyzing attacks against law enforcement officers in 2016 which has been published and covered by several national ne...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Sheriff Knezovich Honored by Invitation to Attend IADLEST National Conference

Sheriff Knezovich Honored by Invitation to Attend IADLEST National Conference

Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich has been invited to attend the 2017 International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) confere...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

UPDATE: Missing Adult Located

UPDATE: Missing Adult Located

This morning, a citizen reported a vehicle matching Knowlton’s Nissan was parked in the area of W. Downriver Drive and W. Pettet in the City of Spokane.  Spokane Police Officers responded to the scene and located Knowlton...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Standoff with Armed Suspects Ends: Both Arrested, No Injuries

Standoff with Armed Suspects Ends: Both Arrested, No Injuries

 Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a victim reporting he had been shot at by two males with a sawed off shotgun in the area of the 12100 block of E. Cataldo in Spokane Valley.  ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Detectives & Deputies Work to Locate/Charge Rape Suspect

Detectives & Deputies Work to Locate/Charge Rape Suspect

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Detectives charged 23-year-old Damon A. Soto with Rape 2nd Degree, Taking a Motor Vehicle without Permission 2nd Degree and Unlawful Imprisonment ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Scammers Do Some Inaccurate Research but Their Story is the Same

Scammers Do Some Inaccurate Research but Their Story is the Same - They Count on Fear to Try and Steal Your Money

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Crime Check have been receiving reports of the “Jury Duty” scam aga...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Second Suspect Charged in Bret Snow Homicide

Second Suspect Charged in Bret Snow Homicide

Spokane Valley Major Crimes Detectives, continuing to investigate the 2015 murder of Bret R. Snow, charged a second suspect, 52-year-old Alvaro Guajardo, with Murder 1st Degree for his part in the homicide.&...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

UPDATE: Bryce E. Woods is safe and home.

UPDATE: Bryce E. Woods is safe and home.

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The Spokane Valley Police Department is asking for your help in locating Bryce E. Woods.  His father reported Bryce left for school on the morning of May 10, 2017, and was informed later that day, Bryce ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Major Crimes Detectives Investigate Suspicious Death

Major Crimes Detectives Investigate Suspicious Death 

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the death of a female in her late 40s, as suspicious in nature.  The victim was discovered in her reside...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Sexual Assault Detectives Use Recently Convicted Felon’s DNA Results to make Arrests

Spokane Valley Sexual Assault Detectives arrested 30-year-old Garry L. Davis after the DNA sample he was required to provide due to a recent conviction for Voyeurism last September matched previously unidentified DNA evidence collected from sexual assault...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

No Criminal Charges in March 2017 Police Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

No Criminal Charges in March 2017 Police Shooting 

SPOKANE COUNTY, May 8, 2017 – The Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office has determined that Spokane County Sheriff’s (SCSO) Deputies Petrini...

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Office of Regional Pretrial Services Up and Running!

We are pleased to announce that the Spokane Regional Office of Pretrial Services (SROPTS) is fully staffed and now offering services to Municipal, District and Superior Courts. Per Director Cheryl Tofsrud, the office operates 7 days a week, from 6am to 5p...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Operations of the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Council (SRLJC)

Law and Justice Council members and support staff often receive questions about the structure of the Law and Justice Council;  who serves on the SRLJC (why and for how long) and the subcommittee structure. Answers to all of these questions, and m...

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