THE PAYETTE COUNTY

PLAN PROCESS PUBLIC INFORMATION

Here you will find upcoming events and general information

Upcoming Events

                                                                         

Exciting News!! The Comprehensive Plan is in its final stage and the Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing to consider its adoption  on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 1:15 P.M. in the County Courthouse. This is the time to make any comments on the Draft Plan and Map. Below we have provided the documents for you to review. This draft reflects the favorable recommendations sent from the Planning and Zoning Commission.  

If you have any questions, please reach out to the Planning and Zoning Office.

 

Draft Comprehensive Plan Draft Comprehensive Plan Draft Map 
No Appendices Comp Plan Full Comp Plan Comp Plan Map Updated May 2022

 

Contact Us

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  • Call with questions or comments: 208-642-6018

 The Comprehensive Plan is intended to provide:

  • Comprehensive overview of the County at the present time                                        
  • Proposed goals, objectives, and policies
  • A guideline for future growth and development

Does the Comprehensive Plan apply to you?

The geographic extent of the comprehensive plan includes the entire county, including public land areas. However, municipalities in the county (Payette, Fruitland, and New Plymouth) have their own plans that apply inside each city's Area of City Impact.                                        

Frequently asked questions:

Will this affect how your property is zoned?

The Idaho Local Land Use Planning Act requires that zoning districts, as well as zone changes, special permits and zoning ordinances, are in accordance with the adopted comprehensive plan. So, while changes to the zoning map and ordinances will not occur during the comprehensive planning process, they might occur after the new plan is adopted to ensure that the plan is properly implemented.

What is the County's Role and Function?

Counties are the primary unit of local government in Idaho and serve as political subdivisions of the sate to provide services as required by Idaho State Law. Payette County provides the following services:

  • Financial auditing, budget, and tax services.
  • Land use planning, zoning, and code enforcement.
  • Election services.
  • Landfill, roads and bridges.
  • Emergency Services, hazard mitigation, and preparedness.
  • Public facilities, fairgrounds.    
  • Human resources, indigent services, and guardianship.
  • Mosquito abatement and weed control.   

If you have more questions about the above departments. Please, visit their individual pages.

What is the County's Relationship with Cities?

There are three incorporated cities within Payette County that provides government services within their respective city boundaries. The County strives to cooperate with these incorporated cities to advance the goals of the comprehensive plan, and to plan for growth and development in areas where cross jurisdictional boundaries exist, including:

  • Road and transit.
  • Trails, open space, and public lands.
  • Water quality protection.
  • Compatible development adjacent to city boundaries.