Community Development

Community Development

The mission of the Community Development Department is to provide excellent service to citizens and other interested parties every step of the way. We understand that navigating zoning codes and ordinances can be overwhelming sometimes, but we are here to help any way we can.

We may not always give you the answer you want to hear, but we will do our best to make sure your experience with us is as pleasant and efficient as possible. The Community Development Department has limited staff and we spend a great deal of time meeting with citizens and developers on various projects. Please call ahead to set up a time to meet with us so that we can be sure to have dedicated time set aside to talk with you about your project or property. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, we look forward to working with you.


The first public meeting was held on November 15, 2017 in the courtroom of Homedale City Hall. A second follow up meeting was held at the same location on March 15th. Both of those meeting were well attended and provided the officials with excellent public input. A third meeting will be held by the Owyhee County Board of Commissioners on May 9th at 6:30 pm in the courtroom of Homedale City Hall. The links below include survey results, copies of the maps displayed at the meetings, and all of the information included with the letter mailed to landowners over the last six months.

June 11, 2018 Legal Notice

Proposed Zoning Map with May 9th revisions

5-9-2018 Agenda

April 12, 2018 letter concerning upcoming May 9th meeting

Proposed zoning map with changes from March 14, 2018 meeting

Survey Results updated March 14, 2018

Homedale Area Soil/Water Map

Map Showing Locations of Approved Conditional Use Permits 1998-2017

Homedale Area Rezoning Information – Complete Packet

Area Map

Public Comment Form

Community Survey


Mary Huff –  Administrator

Tiffany Tuttle – Administrative Assistant – Planner


Planning & Zoning Commission

  • Connie Brandau – Chair
  • Scott Jensen – Vice Chair
  • Bob Thomas
  • Chad Nettleton
  • Rich Curtis

The Planning and Zoning Commission generally meets the 4th Wednesday of each month. Times and dates may be changed due to holidays or commissioner availability. All meetings are open to the public and we welcome your attendance.

Agenda for upcoming P&Z meeting

June 27, 2018 Agenda

Hearing Procedures

Map of Owyhee County

Plans, Codes, Regulations

P & Z Forms


Administrator, Mary Huff

Mary Huff – Administrator

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 128
Murphy, ID 83650

County Annex Building
17069 Basey Street
Murphy, ID 83650

Phone: 208-495-2095 ext. 2
Fax: 208-495-2051

Monday thru Friday