The City of Spokane Valley Hearing Examiner conducts public hearings on various land use applications, appeals of land use determinations made by divisions of the Planning Department, and certain other quasi-judicial matters. This includes applications for rezones, preliminary plats, variances, conditional use permits and shoreline permits.
Decisions by the Hearing Examiner are subject to appeal to Superior Court based on the record established before the Examiner. Please note: The Hearing Examiner is an attorney appointed by the City of Spokane Valley. The Hearing Examiner's Office is not part of the Planning Department.
View the Current Hearing Examiner Schedule
After the Public Hearing on a land use action or Code Compliance infraction is held, the Hearing Examiner carefully considers the application/case as presented and renders a legal decision on the matter. As soon as the City of Spokane Valley receives a copy of the decision, it is published on the website for instant access. You may check for your decision by clicking on one of the following links:
* Administrative Decisions - On occasion the City has the need to make other administrative decisions and determinations that need to be posted and made public.