Hearing Examiner

The Cowlitz County Hearings Examiner hears permits, reviews and appeals related to land-use, health, public works and other decision-making matters as set forth in Cowlitz County Code (CCC) Chapter 2.05. The hearings examiner will be an attorney with extensive backgrounds in administrative law and policy. His or her role is not to create policy or change rules, but rather to ensure that policy and rules have been applied correctly.

Hearings Examiner Process

Specific rules and procedures in hearings before the Cowlitz County Hearings Examiner can be found in the Rules of Procedure adopted by the Cowlitz County Hearing Examiner.

Hearings Examiner Rules of Procedure (PDF)


Current Scheduled Hearing:

ZOOM LINK     Meeting ID: 878 3580 8220   Passcode: 103233

SL22-1030  Shoreline Hearing _ Level II SSDP   August 30th  @  2:15 PM

Hearing Materials

Project Location: 341 Allender Rd. Ryderwood, WA               Stillwater Creek

Staff Contact:  Wayne Nelsen   NelsenW@cowlitzwa.gov 

SL22-1036 Shoreline Hearing_Level II Bank Stabilization  August 30th @ 2:15 PM

Project Location: 232 River View Drive, 

Staff Contact: Wayne Nelsen   NelesnW@cowlitzwa.gov 



 Recently Heard Cases:

**Once a project has received all approvals and the appeal period has passed (typically 20 days) - the project will be removed from this site.                                                          However,  application materials are still available for public review in our office.


Please click on the Permit # to follow to Hearing Materials.

SL22-1033 Level II SSDP Hearing   Industrial Way Longview

SL23-1035 & 2335.01 Level II SSDP & RV/Campground