The Skamania County Hearing Examiner conducts quasi-judicial proceedings and issues decisions and recommendations on land use applications and administrative appeals in Skamania County. Decisions by the Hearing Examiner are subject to appeal to the Superior Court, based on the record established before the Hearing Examiner. (Within the National Scenic Area, appeal decisions can be appealed to the Gorge Commission. Shoreline decisions can be appealed to the Shoreline Hearings Board). The Hearing Examiner is a land-use attorney with an extensive background in land-use law and policy and is appointed by the Board of County Commissioners.
The information contained herein is intended to provide a brief description of the Skamania County Hearing Examiner process and is designed to assist those who participate in the land use decision making-processes. The Hearing Examiner process is described in more detail in SCC Chapter 2.80.
Hearings before the Skamania County Hearing Examiner typically occur once per month. The meeting dates for 2020 are listed below. Hearing agendas and other information are generally posted on this page ten days prior to the hearing. Hearings will occur only as necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: Public hearings may be cancelled in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please check this website for meeting updates prior to scheduled meeting dates. The County requests your help in the taking the following precautions for hearings:
- Submit written comments instead of providing oral comments at the hearing. You do not need to attend the hearing in order to provide comment on the application.
- The Hearing Room will be set up to provide at least 6 ft. of space between attendees. As such, room capacity will be limited. We ask that you stay at home if you are feeling ill or if your comments can be submitted in writing.
|Hearing Date||Agenda||Other Items|
|Monday, April 20, 2020||Agenda||Hearing Notice|
|Monday, May 18, 2020|
|Monday, June 15, 2020||Hearing Notice (Corrected)|
|Monday, July 20, 2020|
|Monday, August 17, 2020|
|Monday, September 14, 2020|
|Monday, October 19, 2020|
|Monday, November 16, 2020|
|Monday, December 14, 2020|