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The Hearing Examiner serves as a quasi-judicial officer.
The Hearing Examiner decides land use issues, disputes, and development proposals.
The Hearing Examiner has no legislative function – the Hearing Examiner applies laws and ordinances passed by the County Council.
Public hearings are held as needed and in a hybrid format. Please visit our Hearing Examiner Hybrid Meetings page for upcoming hearings, related documents and information on how to join remotely or attend in person.
A non-exclusive list of land use matters heard by the Hearing Examiner includes:
Shoreline conditional use permits
Shoreline substantial development permits
Appeals from county determinations regarding whether a project requires an environmental impact statement
Appeals of county administrative determinations involving the various land use regulatory codes and policies of the county, including the Shoreline Management Program