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                                          City Hall

                                          60 South Main Street
                                          P.O. Box 48
                                          Driggs, Idaho 83422

                                          Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                          Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

                                          Phone: (208) 354-2362

                                          General Email: info@driggsidaho.org

                                          Planning & Building

                                          The Planning & Building Department reviews land use applications; issues building permits; provides information related to zoning, mapping, and subdivision regulations; prepares and reviews long-range plans; and maintains a Comprehensive Plan in addition to the Land Development Code.

                                          Find detailed information on

                                          Building Permit & Regulations Information Page

                                          Land Use & Zoning Application Information Page

                                          Building & Land Use Application Portal

                                          Planning & Zoning Committee

                                          Comprehensive Plan

                                          The Comprehensive Plan is a guiding document that reflects the voices of the community and provides direction on growth and land use development that support a healthy and thriving City. The Comprehensive Plan was most recently updated and adopted in November 2020, after extensive community outreach and input. The Comprehensive Plan is consulted when reviewing all planning and zoning applications. The Plan also provides guidance for City-initiated projects and priorities in many other realms of city business.

                                          Land Development Code

                                          The Land Development Code (LDC) is the City's zoning, subdivision, and development Code. The LDC outlines everything from building site requirements (including setbacks and building heights), and details for each zoning district (including allowed uses), to development standards for larger developments, and the processes for approval of all of the various planning and zoning applications. Appendix A: Design Review Standards & Guidelines applies to projects within the Design Review Overlay.

                                          Zoning

                                          Please refer to the GIS zoning map, hosted by Teton County to check parcel zoning and overlays. Please contact staff to confirm zoning and/or to address any questions.

                                          Area of City Impact (AOCI)

                                          The Area of City Impact, or AOCI, is an area outside of Driggs City Limits, in which the City and Teton County have agreed to enter into a joint process to plan and review development. To see if a property is within City Limits, in the Area of City Impact, or in unincorporated County, please use the interactive GIS Parcel Map Portal , hosted by Teton County.

                                          The Area of City Impact is subject to the Area of City Impact Agreement, entered into by both the City of Driggs and Teton County Idaho. The Area of City Impact has its own zoning code , subdivision and development standards, and application processes. However, the City and County have entered into renewed negotiations in order to update the Area of City Impact and its regulations. Please visit the AOCI Update Page for additional information.

                                          Dark Sky Ordinance

                                          Why Outdoor Lighting Matters:

                                          Skyglow is the artificial brightness of the night sky that’s caused by light pollution. Lights that are overly bright, unshielded, or left on overnight are scattered by dust and gas molecules in the atmosphere, producing a luminous background. Light pollution not only obscures the natural beauty of the stars but also harms human health and wildlife. 

                                          Ordinance Compliance takes effect March 19, 2023

                                          The City of Driggs Outdoor Lighting Ordinance (article 11.4 of the Land Development Code ) became effective March 19, 2013. So what does that mean for the residents of Driggs? Some requirements of the ordinance became applicable immediately, but other requirements will be phased in prior to the compliance date of March 19, 2023.

                                          The Zoning Code for Outdoor Lighting plus more information regarding the implementation of this new zoning standard is available on the Dark Sky Ordinance: Protecting the Night Sky page.

                                          Department Contact Information

                                          • For questions regarding Building and Building Permits, contact Evan Grott and visit the Building Page .
                                          • For questions regarding planning and zoning applications, such as subdivisions, annexations, zone changes, and Design Review, contact Justin Mehlhaff.
                                          • For questions regarding the Land Development Code, the Comprehensive Plan, and/or Long Range Planning, contact Leanne Bernstein.

                                          Planning & Building Technician
                                          Evan Grott
                                          egrott@driggsidaho.org
                                          208-354-2362 ext 2121

                                          Assistant Planner
                                          Justin Mehlhaff
                                          jmehlhaff@driggsidaho.org
                                          208-354-2362 ext 2109

                                          Planning & Zoning Administrator
                                          Leanne Bernstein, AICP
                                          LBernstein@driggsidaho.org 
                                          208-354-2362 ext 2106

                                          newsPlanning and ZoningPublic Notice

                                          Public Meeting Notice: Dec 6th City Council Meeting

                                          The City Council will hold a public meeting at their regularly scheduled meeting on December 6, 2022, to consider an application for final plat subdivision, creating a one-acre parcel from a larger 46 acre parcel located south of E Johnson Ave.

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                                          Public Hearings: 12/14 P&Z Commission Meeting

                                          Click for further information about public hearing items to be heard at the upcoming Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.

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                                          Public Hearing: 12/06 City Council

                                          Land Development Code Amendments (AMD22-2)

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                                          Public Hearing Notice for Planning & Zoning Commission

                                          The Planning & Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, November 9th, to consider a Conditional Use Permit for a cell tower located along LeGrande Pierre Avenue on parcel# RPA00000261207.

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