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:

no hearings schedule  /   4/20/2023

 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, April 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm

Project Location:  Waterward of 1071 Industrial Way. Longview                       Columbia River

Staff Contact: Peyton Murphy                                        murphyp@cowlitzwa.gov  

SL23-1035 & 2335.01 Level II SSDP & RV/Campground  Hearing, April 12, 2023 @ 2:10 pm

Project Location:  150 Sherman Rd. Cougar                      Yale Lake/Beaver Bay Campground

Staff Contact: Daniel Turner                         turnerd@cowlitzwa.gov