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.

2018 Ordinance Amendments

The first public meeting will be held on July 25, 2018 at 17069 Basey Street, Murphy Idaho in the annex building of the Owyhee County Courthouse. The links below include a copy of the ordinance text amendments, legal notice and July agenda.

July 25, 2018 legal notice

July 25, 2018 Agenda

2018 proposed ordinance amendments

*** Proposed changes shown in underlined red or stricken through text.


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

July 25, 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