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Development Services

109 S McKinley Avenue          Phone: (208) 365-5144
Welcome to Development Services. This website is provided as a service to you and we hope you find it helpful. On the website you will find a variety of forms, data & information including current Building Permits, Zoning Commission Minutes and Current Agenda,  Applications and Checklists, Ordinances, Zoning Maps and Comprehensive Plan, just to name a few.

Office building


The Gem County Development Services Department is responsible for enforcement of five (5) different sections of Gem County Code (GCC):

1. GCC Title 4-5: Public Nuisance

2. GCC Title 9: Building Regulations

3. GCC Title 11: Zoning Regulations

4. GCC Title 12: Subdivision Regulations

5. GCC Title 13: Flood Control
All of these Codes may be read by clicking on the following link: Gem County Code

County Code Information
Code Enforcement
             Public Nuisance Ordinance  (Title 4, Chapter 5)    Dry Vegetation Control   (Title 4, Chapter 3)
Complete County Code

Planning & Zoning Commission Information and Schedules
The meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 PM. If
that Monday is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of the month.
The meetings are held at the Gem County Courthouse in the basement Commissioners room.  The Courthouse is located at 415 East Main Street in Emmett. The agenda is posted on the website and at the Courthouse one week prior to the meeting.

Building Information
Zoning, Irrigation & Transportation Maps

Helpful Links

Office: (208) 365-5144

Planning Director
Jennifer Kharrl

County Building Official
Matthew Humphrey

Associate Planner
Olivia Mocnik

Code Enforcement Officer
Larry Robertson

Development Services Coordinator
Stephanie Crays

Planning & Building Assistant
Justin Vanderbilt