Planning & Zoning

Notice of Public Hearing


THE JEROME COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS WILL HOLD A HEARING ON December 10, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jack Nelsen Conference Room #306, 300 North Lincoln, Jerome, Idaho, on the County’s proposed Comprehensive Plan. The purpose of the Public Hearing will be to solicit comments from Jerome County residents and property owners regarding the entirety of the County’s proposed Comprehensive Plan.

Any person needing special accommodations to participate in the above Hearing should contact the Jerome County Planning & Zoning Office at 300 North Lincoln, Room 208, Jerome, Idaho, or call 208-324-9116, seven days prior to the meeting.

Interested persons are invited to attend and shall have an opportunity to be heard. Each interested party shall have three (3) minutes.

The proposed Comprehensive Plan is available for review at the Jerome City Public Library, Eden and Hazelton’s City Offices, and at the Jerome County Planning & Zoning Administrator’s Office Monday thru Friday during normal business hours between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or on the County website at

To attend the Hearing, you will need to enter the Jerome County Courthouse at the east entrance (in the back parking area) that has the handicap ramp. The Conference Room is located on the third floor Room 306. If you want to participate in the Hearings you are required to be at the Conference Room no later than 6:30 p.m. on December 10, 2018. 

Comprehensive Plan

Jerome County Planning and Zoning is proposing a new Comprehensive Plan. Please take time to review the Comprehensive Plan and provide valuable feedback by completing the survey. An overview of what you will find in the Comprehensive Plan is provided in the video below:

Jerome County Comprehensive Plan Video

Proposed 2018 Comprehensive Plan

Printed copies of the Comprehensive Plan are available at the Courthouse in the Planning and Zoning office or at the Eden City Hall or Hazelton City Hall.

Surveys are still being accepted and will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners at the next public hearing.

**Comprehensive Plan Survey**
**Encuesta española**

What is the difference between the current Preservation Zone and the proposed Recreation Zone? 

The majority of the Preservation Zone is land under the canyon rim (canyon walls). Most land above the canyon rim is currently zoned A1 (Ag) and would be entitled to any uses currently allowed in that zone including Livestock Confinement Operations (LCOs). In addition to the A1 Zone, there are also areas above the canyon rim zoned Residential and Commercial.

Implementing a Recreation Zone would allow the potential development of uses that are recreational or support recreational activities (i.e. walking paths, parks, camping, tourism or event centers, or even a zip line). Public land in the proposed Recreation Zone is managed by state and federal agencies. While Jerome County has no jurisdiction over lands that are owned and managed by state and federal agencies, the proposed zone would apply if the land came into private ownership.

Public Records Request

Public Records Requests may be transmitted by Fax, U.S Mail, or in person. In order to comply with Idaho State Statute, Public Records Requests may not be requested over the phone.

A Public Records Request is a document that this office would have on file (i.e. staff report, building permit, written decision etc.)


  • Be legible
  • Be specific as to the record(s) sought
  • Include a name, mailing address, and phone number

Request for Information

A Request for Information may or may not be from a specific document (i.e. address information, zoning designation, land division criteria, etc.)


  • Be legible
  • If the request is regarding a specific property, have specific address and/or parcel information
  • Be concise regarding the information being sought
  • Include a name, mailing address, and phone number


We are now offering public records and information requests via email at planning& Email will be checked weekdays at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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