Land Use and Building Department

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To whom it may concern:

The Commissioners of Elmore County would like to express our thoughts to the person or persons responsible for the Billboards and Media attacks on the Elmore County Land Use and Building Department. If you could please respond to our E-mails or please identify yourselves we can and will be glad to discuss any issues you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Al Hofer

Chairman Wes Wooten

Bud Corbus

Office: 208.587.2142 ext. 502
Fax: 208.587.2120
Address: 520 East 2nd South
Mountain Home, Idaho 83647

Hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday

It is recommended that individuals schedule appointments with the Land Use and Building Department.
Land Use and Building Map

NOTE: Construction waste dumping at the county waste transfer facility in Pine is not allowed.  Construction waste shall only be disposed at approved locations.

Land Use and Building Department Staff

Department Director / Planner
Beth Bresnahan
Extension 256

Diana Clark
Extension 269

Administrative Assistant
Kacey Ramsauer
Extension 254

Building Official
Tell Riley
Extension 255

Code Enforcement
Clint Ericson
Extension 246


The purpose of the Land Use and Building Department is to assist the citizens of Elmore County in all land use issues relating to Planning, Zoning, Building, Ordinances, and Flood Control.  The Department is here to help the public, feel free to contact staff with any questions or concerns.

The Planning and Zoning Commission usually meets twice monthly at the War Memorial Hall, 515 East 2nd South, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays. The exact dates and times will be posted on the Land Use and Building Department front door not later than 48 hours prior to each meeting.  Citizens wanting to receive all Public Notices issued from the Land Use and Building Department should call 587-2142 ext 502, or send their email address to the Administrative Assistant. Please indicate “Public Notice Request” in the subject area.
Code Enforcement Complaint Forms are available at the Land Use and Building Department office.  Code complaints that are called in or submitted will need to have a Complaint Form filled out.  Click here for additional information.
Geographic Information System (GIS) data, maps and aerial photos are available from the department.




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Faxed applications are not accepted.  Fees must be paid and application material must be complete before any public hearing is scheduled.

Neighborhood meetings are required for comprehensive plan amendments, variances, conditional uses, zoning map amendments, expansions or extensions of nonconforming uses and subdivisions.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule a pre-application meeting with Land Use and Building staff.


Flood Zone Information

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