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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my property is located in Nez Perce County?

One of the best ways to know if you live in the County is by the parcel number you receive on your tax bill. These numbers generally start with RP. If you have questions about your property, knowing your parcel number helps us quickly and accurately identify any property within Nez Perce County. If you are having trouble identifying your parcel number, you can go to the Nez Perce County Interactive Web Map or contact the County Assessor's Office at 208-799-3010 for more information.

What's the zoning of my property?

Go to the Nez Perce County Interactive Web Map to find your location and zone. If your location is not easily discernable on the map, contact Planning & Building Services at 208-799-3197. We can find your property and its designated zone by using the parcel number or physical address and road name.

What are the snow loads in Nez Perce County?

Snowloads in Nez Perce County can vary up to 30 lbs in a five mile radius depending on the elevation, terrain, and location. Please look at this link to determine the snow load for the area you are in: Ground and Roof Snow Loads for Idaho. If you have any questions after reviewing the map, please call Nez Perce County Planning and Building at 208-799-3197.

How do I get an address for property I just bought in Nez Perce County?

Once a building permit is applied for, an address can be issued. Addresses are not assigned to vacant property in Nez Perce County.

Where do I go to get a septic permit?

The Public Health - North Idaho Central District office administers septic permits. They can be reached by calling 208-799-3100 or by visting the local office at 215 10th Street in Lewiston.

How do I file a complaint?

Fill out the Record of Complaint form below and submit it to the Planning and Building Department


Planning & Building

Chelse Maughan

E-mail Chelse

Building Official
Kile Allen

E-mail Kile


Office Location
Brammer Building
1225 Idaho Street
Lewiston, ID 83501

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 896
Lewiston, ID 83501

Contact Us

Senior Customer
Service Specialist
Tiffany Simmet

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Office Hours
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM to Noon


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