Hearing Examiner

Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure


The Hearing Examiner shall:
  • Receive and examine available information
  • Conduct open record appeal hearings or open record public hearings
  • Prepare a record thereof
  • Enter findings of fact and conclusions based upon these facts, which conclusions shall represent the final action on the application, unless appealed further to superior court, as specified in this section
Hearing Examiner Rules of Procedure (PDF)

Appeal Hearings


Open record appeal hearings on the following applications and / or administrative decisions:
  • Accessory Apartment
  • Additional Animals
  • Administrative land use determinations
  • Business license denials & revocations
  • Comparable Use
  • Conditional Use Permit
  • Home Occupation
  • Lot Line Adjustment
  • Manufactured Housing In-fill
  • Parcel Combination
  • SEPA determinations
  • Short Plat
  • Sign permit
  • Site Plan Approval

Open Record Hearings


Open record public hearings on the following applications:
  • Planned Development Permits
  • Preliminary Plats
  • Shoreline Permits
  • Variance
  • Other matters as may be designated by the Council

Open Record Hearings

Hearing Examiner Decisions

  1. April 11, 2016 Decision - PP 16-01 Sage Crest Phase 5 (PDF)
  2. June 13, 2016 Decision - PP 16-02 Sunrise Ridge (PDF)
  3. March 14, 2016 Decision - PP 15-07 Cedar Village (PDF)
  4. September 22, 2016 Decision - PRD 16-01 & PP 16-03 The Village at Southridge
  5. November 9, 2015 Decision - PP 15-04 The Ridge at Hansen Park
  6. December 12, 2016 Decision - PP 16-04 The Parks Phs 1-2
  7. March 13, 2017 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 16-05 Meadows at Southridge
  8. April 10, 2017 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 17-01 Highlandview Heights
  9. May 8, 2017 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 16-08 Canyon Ranch Phase 9
  10. July 10, 2017 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 17-02 Irving Square
  11. December 11, 2017 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 17-05 Apple Valley Phase 3 - 4
  12. February 12, 2018 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 17-06 PRD 17-02 Lauria Meadows
  13. March 12, 2018 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 18-01 Vancouver Meadows
  14. March 12, 2018 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 18-02 Grant Street Development
  15. March 12, 2018 Hearing Examiner AMENDED Decision - PP 18-01 Vancouver Meadows
  16. June 11, 2018 Hearing Examiner Decision - SDP 18-01 Columbia Park Golf Course Clubhouse
  17. December 10, 2018 Hearing Examiner Decision - PP 18-03 Tower Estates
  18. DECISION - PP 18-04 Midtown Village
  19. February 6, 2019 Hearing Examiner AMENDED Decision PP 18-04 Midtown Village
  20. February 11, 2019 Hearing Examiner Decision APPEAL 18-01 of SP 18-13
  21. February 12, 2019 SECOND AMENDED Hearing Examiner Decision PP 18-04 Midtown Village_
  22. February 21, 2019 Hearing Examiner AMENDED Decision APPEAL 18-01 of SP 18-13