2020 Comprehensive Plan Update



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Upcoming Events


Didn't get a chance to stop by our most recent Open House at the Payette Senior Center? You can still find out more about the Payette County Comprehensive Plan Update Process by visiting our booth at the upcoming Payette County Fair August 04- 07, 2021. You can also reference the Displays, Maps, and Draft Goals, Objectives, and Strategies provided here on this website.

We would love to hear from you! Print out and provide comments on the comment card and Draft Goals, Objectives, and Strategies by August 21, 2021. Hard copies are also available for pick-up at the Payette County Planning & Zoning Office. Please submit your comments using one of the following options:

  • Drop them at the County Courthouse
  • Mail them to the  Planning & Zoning Department, 1130 3rd Ave. N. RM #107, Payette, ID 83661
  • Leave them at the our booth at the Payette County Fair
  • Email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

All comments will be reviewed, considered, and folded into the Draft Plan (available for public review Fall 2021)


Land Characteristics Public Outreach - Comment Card Existing Conditions Report
Draft Comprehensive Plan Map Draft Goals, Objectives & Strategies Socioeconomic Report

Contact Us

  • Follow the Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/PayetteCountyID/ 
  • Email questions and comments: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • 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 (County Land Use Map).


What is the projected timeline?

  • Phase I - Plan Initiation October 2020 - January 2021;
  • Phase II - Plan Analysis February  - May 2021;                                                                     
  • Phase III - Plan Preparation June - September 2021;                                     
  • Phase IV - Plan Adoption October - December 2021                                                      


How can you get involved? Why should you get involved?

There will be opportunities for public input and involvement throughout the Comprehensive Plan update process. Public input is integral to creating a Plan that represents the interest, values and goals for Payette County for the next 10 - 20 years. You are encouraged to:

  • Participate in Public Open Houses

    • December 8, 2020- Virtual Public Outreach Event #1 - Minutes & Recording below

    • March 30, 2021 -Virtual Public Outreach  Event #2- Info under Upcoming Events

    • Summer 2021- Public Outreach Event #3- Planned to be in-person

  • Join the interested parties list (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

  •  Provide comments on display boards located in venues throughout County                      
    •   Payette County Courthouse, Fruitland City Hall, Pilgrim Market, and Sand Hollow Store - December 1-15
    •   Payette County Courthouse, Fruitland City Hall, EZ Mart, and Sand Hollow Store- December 17 - 31



Agenda Minutes Zoom Recordings   Agenda Minutes Zoom Recordings
CAC Agenda 1 CAC Minutes 1 CAC Meeting #1     Public Outreach #1  Public Outreach #1
CAC Agenda 2 CAC Minutes 2 CAC Meeting # 2        Public Outreach #2
CAC Agenda 3 CAC Minutes 3 CAC PowerPoint        


Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)  


Danielle Haws Kari Peterson Mike Holladay Kevin Border Craig Smith
Karen Riley Kevin Shoemaker Rick York Joanne Smith Rudy Endrikat
Chad Brock Jeff Williams Leslie Teunissen Ken Bishop Kit Kamo
Farrell Rawlings Fred Visser      


Commonly 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.      
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1130 3rd. Ave. N., Payette, Id. 83661

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