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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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Special Election Results were updated February 15th. Next Ballot Count will be February 23rd. Election results are certified on February 24th, 2017.
You can register to vote, check your registration status, change your address, and more using MyVote!
Important dates and information for the February 14, 2017 Special Election can be found on our Current Election Information page.
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!
View the Snow Plow Activity - 24 Hour Map or call the Spokane County Snow Removal Hotline at 509-477-2666.
View the list of inmates currently in custody of Detention Services
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!
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 ...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Description: WAREHOUSE/OFFICE/WASH BAY
Vicinity: 8227 N REGAL STREET
For more information:Julie Shatto - firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment Date: 5/18/2016
Description: MANUFACTURING FACILITY FOR TAINIO TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE
Vicinity: 4814 S BEN FRANKLIN LANE
For more information:Kathy Cummings - email@example.com
Comment Date: 5/10/2016
Description: ORAL SURGEON OFFICE & PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFICE W/GYMNASIUM
Vicinity: 11909 N DIVISION ST
For more information:Dawn Dompier - firstname.lastname@example.org
Comment Date: 4/26/2016
Description: (132) UNIT (6) APARTMENT BUILDINGS W/(6) GARAGE BUILDINGS
Vicinity: 13808 E 32ND AVENUE
Comment Date: 4/25/2016
Description: PERSONAL AMATEUR RADIO TOWER (40 FT TALL)
Vicinity: 12405 N NINE MILE RD
Comment Date: 4/18/2016
Nine months of work and countless hours provided by volunteers have yielded a trail plan for Mica Peak Conservation Area.
Come check out Spokane County's newest trail head and the growing trail system at Antoine Peak Conservation Area!
Check out our available rental facilities! Reservation requests for 2017 will be accepted beginning January 1st, 2017.
Several roads have reopened while new washouts have closed others.
Flooding and washouts continue to affect roads in Spokane County.
Flooding in Spokane County has led to a growing list of road closures and detours.
ROAD CLOSURE: Palouse Rd from US-27 to Jackson is closed until further notice.
ROAD CLOSURE: Cheney-Plaza Road between Patterson Rd and Wells Rd is closed until further notice due to high water and a washout.
ROAD CLOSURE: Watt Rd from N Spangle Rd to Yale Rd is closed until further notice due to high water and deep ruts.
ROAD CLOSURE: Bradshaw Road from Starr Rd to the Idaho State Line is now closed due to high water and washout.
Due to washouts, the following road segments are closed:
Flooding and road washouts and led to a countywide state of emergency.
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...
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 ...
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.
Local businesses and universities are 2016 winners of Way to Go Awards
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.
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...
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.
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 ...
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.
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!
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.
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 by ph...
Suspect Flees after Pushing Passenger from Moving Vehicle
Last night, Spokane Valley Deputies arrested 47-year-old Kevin J. Choate after he pushed a male from his moving vehicle as a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop. Choate fled and eve...
Multiple Arrest Following Robbery on Coach
Last night, Spokane Valley Deputies arrested a robbery suspect and several additional people for warrants while investigating a robbery in the 17200 block of E. Coach Avenue in Spokane Valley.
On February 6,...
Stolen Classic Chevy Recovered within Hours
Spokane Valley Deputies arrested three suspects for multiple charges after a custom painted 1961 Chevy pickup and additional items were stolen from a garage located east of Bowdish and 19th in Spokane Valley. &am...
UPDATE: Suspect Identified and Arrested
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Detective Marc Melville charged 36-year-old Nathan A. Chamorro with Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Robbery 1st Degree an...
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...
Warning: These classes WILL fill up fast!! (2 classes to choose from)
Introduction to Women’s Self-Defense
Announcing our Newest Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies
Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich welcomed six new deputies after they were sworn in on Monday, January 30, 2017, in front of their family, friends and new coworkers.
These new ...
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...
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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.
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!
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
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...