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.


No hearings scheduled as of 11/22/2021



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 pubic review in our office.


PRIOR CASES HEARD - STILL UNDER REVIEW