The Hearing Examiner's decision on a land use application or appeal is a final decision, unless a timely and proper appeal is filed.
At the end of the decision, after the Hearing Examiner's signature, there is a paragraph that states the deadline to file an appeal and who to file the appeal with. Most land use decisions of the Hearing Examiner are appealable to Spokane County Superior Court. A limited number of decisions are subject to appeal to the Board of County Commissioners or the State Shoreline Hearings Board. It is the responsibility of the appealing party to review the applicable procedures (statutes, local ordinances, administrative regulations, etc.) to ensure that the appeal is timely and properly filed. The appealing party may wish to consult with an experienced attorney for guidance. The Hearing Examiner's office cannot provide legal advice.