Building & Zoning
The purpose of the Building Department is to ensure the safety of all buildings and structures in the City of Priest River through administration and enforcement of codes and ordinances regarding new construction, remodeling, and abatement of dangerous buildings. The Building Department is also responsible for the coordination of plan checks and the issuance of permits for all construction, building demolitions, excavations, and signs. Electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and gas installation permits are available through and regulated by the State of Idaho.
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The primary purpose of the Planning and Zoning Department is to administer and enforce the city's zoning regulations and the Comprehensive Plan through long-range planning. The department guides public and private development through comprehensive planning, development policies, and review standards in order to create and maintain a balanced community.