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