Hearing Examiner

UPCOMING HEARING EXAMINER MEETING

The Hearing Examiner regular meeting on  May 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. is Cancelled.    Regular meetings will be conducted online via a virtual meeting platform.

Submitting Written Comments

  • The City asks all members of the public that would like to comment regarding the Public Hearing to fill out an online form at https://www.go2kennewick.com/HEPublicComment no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022 to be included in the Hearing Examiner packet for the record.
  • Interested parties may also submit written comments to steve.donovan@ci.kennewick.wa.us P.O. Box 6108, Kennewick, WA 99336; or e-mail  no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022 to be included in the Hearing Examiner packet for the record.

Comment or View the Meeting

If you wish to comment or view the Public Hearing, please register here: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wfDSH9u8RyyxbNFgVkvMLQ

Registrations must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2022.


Regular Meeting

  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • Kennewick City Hall
    210 W 6th Avenue
    Council Chambers
    Kennewick, WA 99336

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

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