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:

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

SL22-1029&2235.02 Level II SSDP & RV/Campground Permit Hearing December 1, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

Project Location: 17005 Lewis River Rd                 Cougar Campground

Staff Contact: Daniel Turner                                          turnerd@cowlitzwa.gov

Location: Commissioner's Hearing Room, located on the 3rd floor of the County Admin Building at 207 4th Ave N, Kelso, WA 98626

SL22-1034 Level II SSDP Hearing December 15, 2022 @ 1:45 pm

Project Location:  490 Hendrickson Rd. Kalama                  Port of Kalama Dredging 

Staff Contact: Peyton Murphy                                                        murphyp@cowlitzwa.gov 

Hearing Location: Hearing will be held via GoTo Meeting with in person participation accessibility please contact B&P to arrange.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/929249597 

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code:
 929-249-597 

SL22-1031 Level II SSDP Hearing December 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Project Location: Parcel ER2903002                          Yale Saddle Dam

Staff Contact: Peyton Murphy                                        murphyp@cowlitzwa.gov 

Hearing Location: Hearing will be held via GoTo Meeting with in person participation accessibility please contact B&P to arrange.

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://meet.goto.com/929249597 

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (408) 650-3123

Access Code:
 929-249-597 


 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.

SU2260.05 Special Use Permit Hearing September 15, 2022

Project Location: 1502 Rose Valley Rd          Rose Valley School

Staff Contact: Daniel Turner                                turnerd@cowlitzwa.gov 


SL22-1028 Level II SSDP Hearing October 25, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

Project Location: 10 Port Way           Port of Longview Dredging Project

Staff Contact: Peyton Murphy            murphyp@cowlitzwa.gov