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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

 

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 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.      

 

PAYETTE COUNTY

PLANNING AND ZONING

1130 3RD AVENUE NORTH, ROOM 107

PAYETTE, IDAHO 83661

 PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the Payette County Planning and Zoning Commission will meet the second Thursday of each month in 2021 as scheduling permits, except for the months of August and November when the meeting will be held the third Thursday. The meetings will be held at the Payette County Courthouse, 1130 3rd Avenue North, Courtroom #1, Payette, Idaho starting at 7:00 P.M.

Patti S. Nitz

Planning and Zoning Administrator

 

 

PLANNING AND ZONING

PAYETTE COUNTY COURTHOUSE

1130 3RD Ave N, Room #107

PAYETTE, IDAHO 83661

LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Pursuant to established procedure, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Payette County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing in the County Courthouse on Thursday, August 18, 2022. Each hearing will be held during the allotted time below or as soon thereafter as it may be heard. The purpose of the hearing is to consider applications for the following:

7:00P.M.

I-Conditional Use Permit – Dog Grooming, Boarding, and Dog Daycare -Application is made by Jayleen Tamura. Parcel is owned by Ryon and Shelley Lee, Lee Holdings LLC, 12650 SE 98th Ln., Dunnellon, Marion County, Florida. Subject parcel is located at 6325 Highway 95, Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho.

     The subject parcel is described more specifically as:

A portion of land identified as: Sec 3-T7N-R5W, Tax 676 In SENE, Boise Meridian, Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho.

7:15P.M.

I-Conditional Use Permit – Storage For Tarp Business - Application is made by ITC Services. Parcel is owned by Big Sky Investments, LLC, Mike Terpstra, 2520 W. Newbury Ct., Eagle, Ada County, Idaho. Subject parcel is located at 10670 Highway 95, Payette, Payette County, Idaho.

     The subject parcels are described more specifically as:

A portion of land identified as: North Payette, Sec 22-T9N-R5W, Tax 826 In Blk 34, Boise Meridian, Payette, Payette County, Idaho.

7:30P.M.

I- Transfer of Development Right – Application is made by John Van Beek to transfer one development right: Sending parcel is located east of 6625 Denver Road, Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho. Parcel is owned by John Van Beek Dairy LLC, 6600 Denver Road, Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho. Receiving parcel is owned by John Van Beek Dairy LLC, 6600 Denver Road, Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho. Receiving parcel is located South of 6625 Denver Road, Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho.

      The subject parcels are described more specifically:

Sending Parcel: A portion of land identified as: Sec 36-T8N-R5W, NWSE Lying N of Canal Less Tax 7 & 9 & RR, Boise Meridian, Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho.

Receiving Parcel: A portion of land identified as: Sec 36-T8N-R5W NESW Less Canal & RR, Boise Meridian, Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho.

7:45P.M.

I-Comprehensive Plan Change – Agricultural to Industrial - Application is made by Amalgamated Sugar Company. Parcel is owned by John Van Beek Dairy LLC, 6600 Denver Road, Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho. Subject parcel is located east of 6625 Denver Road, Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho.

     The subject parcel is described more specifically:

A portion of land identified as: Sec 36-T8N-R5W, NWSE Lying N of Canal Less Tax 7 & 9 & RR, Boise Meridian, Fruitland, Payette County, Idaho.

The hearing officer shall be authorized to impose a 5-minute limitation on any oral testimony. If testimony is anticipated to exceed that 5-minute limit, it may be submitted in writing in advance to the Planning and Zoning office to be part of the record. Written testimony, exhibits and/or any documentation to be made a part of the hearing record and considered by the Commission must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. on August 11, 2022 to the Planning and Zoning Department at the address above or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Written information presented at the hearing will be placed in a sealed envelope and will not be considered. The record will be open for public viewing at the Planning and Zoning Office located at the Payette County Courthouse, Payette, Idaho during regular business hours.

 Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above noticed meeting should contact the Planning and Zoning Administrator's office at the County Courthouse seven days prior to the meeting. 

The aforementioned properties may be viewed by the Commission on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Further information is available at the Planning & Zoning Administrator's office at the County Courthouse.  Phone 208-642-6018.

Patti Nitz, Zoning Administrator

 

 

 

Before You Can Transfer A Development Right, you must prove:

THAT the “Receiving” property does not qualify for a building right; AND

THAT the “Receiving” Property meets the following minimums:

Is designated as agricultural on the comprehensive plan and is at least twenty (20) acres in size; OR: Is designated as residential on the comprehensive plan, but is not located within a city area of impact, and is at least three (3) acres in size; OR: Is designated as residential on the comprehensive plan, located within a city area of impact, is at least two (2) acres in size, and is in compliance with the following:

As a condition of obtaining a transfer into a city impact area, an applicant shall show: 1. That the building site is compatible with the city's expansion plans. 2. That the building site does not interfere with any projected rights of way. AND the applicant shall enter into a written agreement with the county: 1. That when the land surrounding the receiving property becomes an approved subdivision, the receiving property shall become a part of the subdivision and any improvements required to make the receiving property a part of the subdivision shall be made at the owners' expense. 2. That in the event the sending property is adjacent to or abuts the receiving property and the sending property is subdivided, the receiving property shall become a part of the subdivision and all improvements on the receiving property shall be made at the receiving property owners' expense. All improvements shall be made to conform to then existing city subdivision requirements.

AND
THAT the “Receiving” property is not prime farm ground; or if the “Receiving” property is within a city impact area and the proposed site is compatible with city expansion plans and projected rights of way; AND

THAT the transfer would not create more than 4 residential sites on the Original Parcel of the "Receiving" property. If there are 4 residences on the original, the property would have to apply through the  subdivision process to obtain additional building rights.

THAT the “Receiving” Building Site is not in the Flood Plain. AND

THAT the “Sending” property does qualify for a building right; AND

THAT the transfer of the development right from the “Sending” property would preserve prime farm ground; or THAT The transfer of the right from the “Sending” property would eliminate residential structures in undesirable locations such as flood plain areas; or THAT the transfer of the right from the “Sending” property would preserve open spaces; or THAT the transfer of the right from the "Sending" property would preserve land that is critical to wild life habitat which is in need of protection.

IN ADDITION, if 4 residences exist along any PRIVATE roadway, there shall be no additional building rights/permits available to the area served by that road unless and until the roadway serving the area is brought up to existing current County right of way and design standards and the roadway is accepted by the Board of County Commissioners.

The Transfer of Building Rights may require two public hearings. The first hearing is with the Planning and Zoning Commission. Their decision will be in the form of a recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners. The Board makes the final decision.  The applicant or a representative must attend all hearings.  If the “Receiving” parcel lies within a city impact area, the application must be presented to the respective city for their recommendation to any decisions being made. It is our office’s recommendation that the applicant attend the meeting(s) by the city to give input to that body that will be making a recommendation.      

At the point of a decision to approve, an agreement will be drafted by the County that must be signed by all parties involved in the transaction including the County. The applicant must record the agreement at the County Clerk's office within ninety (90) days of approval or the approval will be withdrawn and the application process will have to start over with no refund of fees. Once the agreement has been signed and recorded an application for a residential building permit may be submitted.

TIME LIMIT:

It shall be at the discretion of the persons selling and buying a transferable development right to determine whether a right will be transferred permanently or will expire if not exercised within a set period of time. In the event the seller and the buyer determine that the development right must be used within a set period of time, that agreement and the accompanying time limitations shall be set out in the application. The buyer and seller shall be responsible for recording such documents as necessary to put subsequent purchaser on notice of the transferred development right.

Congratulations!!!  You have passed the hurdle of determining that the “Sending” property has a residential building site to transfer.  The next stipulation is that the "Sending" property must be of greater agricultural value than that of the “Receiving” property.  

When filling out the applications, each property’s information will need to be accurate and kept separate.

It is conceivable that the applicant may not be the owner of either parcel but is applying on a contingency basis.  Our office will need a complete name and mailing address for all owners as well as the applicants for correspondence purposes.

Sending and Receiving parcel addresses can be as simple as the address of an existing home on the property in question or as vague as a crossroad and city, i.e. 2 miles South of Fruitland on Elmore Road.

NARRATIVE:
In your own words, describe what is your request and how it complies with the Transfer Ordinance. Again, a clear, concise narrative will best express your ideas to the Commission. You will also submit this or a form of this orally to the commission and/or Board at the time of the Public Hearing.

CONCEPTUAL PLAN REQUIRED:
This conceptual plan of the property will need to show the proposed site of the new dwelling, any existing structures on the property, access to public roadways, parking areas, easements, utilities, retention basins, setbacks, North arrow and any other features that may be applicable to the property.

LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS:
This is a metes and bounds description in its entirety that can be found on the deed describing the last transfer of  the property(s). It will need to be very accurate as it will be printed as a public notice in the local newspaper and will be included in the recorded Transfer of Development Right Agreement. It will also dictate where the home may be located.

NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN 300 FEET:
The names of those persons owning property 300 ft from your property lines will be provided by Planning and Zoning staff. If the property(s) are within a mile of a CAFO, the applicant must provide the CAFO owner's name and address.

Information relating the irrigation of the sending and receiving properties which describes the availability of water, the nature of the irrigation delivery and/or drainage application systems. If the receiving property lies within an irrigation district and will receive water from such district the applicant must demonstrate in writing that the applicant has met with and obtained a recommendation from the district affected by the application.

Recommendation by the affected road department and any other entities recommendation which will result from or be required by the transfer of a development right should also be attached.

 

NOTE:  

The owner of the “Sending” property must supply a title report on the property to notify all lien holders who claim any interest in the property of their intention to move a right to build. In the event a development right is transferred without the consent of ALL lien holders, Idaho Code makes the transfer void ab initio.

The application must be complete before it can be accepted by the P&Z office.  The Administrator reserves the right to hold but not officially accept this application until total review is accomplished and all required information is submitted. The Planning and Zoning Administrator shall have the authority to require additional specific information relevant to the consideration of any application.

 

Transfer Specifications

 

Payette County allows for one division of a property after March of 1979.  The original property may have one residence on it.  The first segregation may have one residence on it.  Any further division requires a public hearing.  One way to create another building right is through the Transfer of Development Right process.   

It is recommended that an applicant review the Payette County Code regarding TDRs.   The following are only some considerations when applying for  a Transfer.

 

{slider=1. Application:}
In the event a person desires to move a development right or a residential building permit from one parcel of land which qualifies for a single-family dwelling building permit to another parcel of land that does not qualify for a single-family dwelling building permit, that person shall file an application for that purpose with the zoning administrator.
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{slider=2. Sending Property:}
A parcel of land which is Zoned Ag and qualifies for a residential dwelling building permit and which has been designated as land which should be preserved because it is prime agricultural land, is in an area where open spaces need to be preserved or because the land is critical wildlife habitat or which needs to be protected to enhance and maintain rural character of lands may qualify as sending property.
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{slider=3. Receiving Property:}
A parcel of land which does not qualify for a residential building right, which is not designated as meeting the criteria set out in subsection C (#2) of this section may qualify as a receiving property subject to the following conditions:

  • Is located within a city area of impact, designated as Residential on the Comprehensive Plan,  and is at least two (2) acres in size
  • is designated as Rural Residential on the Comprehensive Plan and is at least three (3) acres in size
  • is designated as Ag land on the Comprehensive Plan and is at least twenty (20) acres in size.

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{slider=4. Disqualification From Further Permits:}
Upon the transfer of a development right, the sending parcel shall be disqualified in perpetuity from receiving any further building permits. This disqualification shall not prohibit any landowner from later applying for a rezone and subdivision approval after fifty (50) years from the approval of any application to transfer a development right.
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{slider=5. Signatures:}
No transfer of a development right will occur without the signature of all lien holders and other parties who have an interest in the sending parcel.  In the event a development right is transferred without the permission or signature of a lien holder or a party in interest, the purported transfer shall be void ab initio.  To insure that the Board has the information required by this section, the applicant shall provide the zoning administrator with a title report from a title insurance company, which shall show all lien holders and all parties who have an interest in the property from which the development right is being transferred.
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{slider=6. Time Limit:}

1) At the point of a decision to approve, an agreement will be drafted by the County that must be signed by all parties involved in the transaction including the County. The agreement must be recorded within ninety (90) days of approval or the approval will be withdrawn and the application process will have to start over with no refund of fees.

2) A development right must be used within five (5) years. In the event a development right is not used within five (5) years of its approval by the Board and if it has not been extended prior to its expiration, it shall expire and become null and void. No building permit shall be issued based upon that expired transferred development right. Once a TDR has expired, an applicant cannot have the expired TDR renewed, but must go through the complete process of applying for a TDR, which includes submitting an application and having a public hearing.
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{slider=7. The Location of the transferred building site.}
The building site shall be designated by a legal description provided by the applicant and shall indicate the area proposed by the Sending Area Site Plan Map. (Check Payette County Code 8-5-10-R – City Impact Area)
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It is recommended that applicant’s review the Payette County Code regarding TDRs.

Note: Applications submitted prior to the closing date do not automatically place a proposal on the agenda. Application content may limit the number of items allowed on an agenda.

 

PLANNING & ZONING 
PUBLIC HEARING DATES
2022
           
  MONTH   PUBLIC HEARING DATE CLOSING DATES  
  JANUARY   January 13, 2022 December 24, 2021  
  FEBRUARY   February 10, 2022 January 21, 2022  
  MARCH   March 10, 2022 February 18, 2022  
  APRIL   April 14, 2022 March 25, 2022  
  MAY   May 12, 2022 April 22, 2022  
  JUNE   June 9, 2022 May 20, 2022  
  JULY   July 14, 2022 June 24, 2022  
  AUGUST   August 18, 2022 July 29, 2022  
  SEPTEMBER   September 8, 2022 August 19, 2022  
  OCTOBER   October 13, 2022 September 23, 2022  
  NOVEMBER   November 10, 2022 October 21, 2022  
  DECEMBER   December 8, 2022 November 18, 2022  
           
  PUBLIC HEARINGS BEGIN AT 7:00 P.M.    
       
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
       
       

 

AMENDED PLANNING & ZONING PUBLIC HEARING DATES 2021
         
VIEWING DATE VIEWING LUNCHEON SITE PHONE HEARING DATE CLOSING DATE
1/12/2021 N/A   1/14/2021 12/22/2020
2/9/2021 DOUBLE DIAMOND STKHOUSE (1 WK) 208-278-9282 2/11/2021 1/20/2021
2/23/2021 DOUBLE DIAMOND STKHOUSE (1 WK) 208-278-9282 2/25/2021 N/A
3/9/2021 HIDEAWAY GRILL 208-642-4433 3/11/2021 N/A
3/23/2021 JIMBO'S 208-739-9092 3/25/2021 N/A
4/6/2021 SALSA GRILL 208-642-6123 4/8/2021 N/A
4/20/2021 MANDARIN RESTAURANT (PAYETTE) 208-642-3567 4/22/2021 N/A
5/11/2021 HIDEAWAY GRILL 208-642-4433 5/13/2021 4/21/2021
6/8/2021 JIMBO'S 208-739-9092 6/10/2021 5/19/2021
7/6/2021 DOUBLE DIAMOND STKHOUSE (1 WK) 208-278-9282 7/8/2021 6/16/2021
8/17/2021 HIDEAWAY GRILL 208-642-4433 8/19/2021 7/28/2021
9/7/2021 JIMBO'S 208-739-9092 9/9/2021 8/18/2021
10/12/2021 SALSA GRILL 208-642-6123 10/14/2021 9/22/2021
11/16/2021 MANDARIN RESTAURANT (PAYETTE) 208-642-3567 11/18/2021 10/27/2021
12/7/2021 DOUBLE DIAMOND STKHOUSE (1 WK) 208-278-9282 12/9/2021 11/17/2021
         
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