The Douglas County Hearing Examiner is appointed by theBoard of County Commissioners to conduct public hearings and render decisions on a wide range of land use permits. The hearing examiner process ensures and expands the principles of fairness and due process in public hearings.
The Hearing Examiner conducts public hearings to receive comments on the merits of proposals for:
Appeals of administrative interpretations
Hearing Examiner Decisions
The Hearing Examiner considers the testimony presented during public hearings, other written testimony, and materials on file to formulate a decision. For most matters, the decision of the Hearing Examiner is final and conclusive unless appealed to Superior Court.
Further information on the Hearing Examiner process can be obtained in Chapter 2.13 and Title 14 of the Douglas County Code. Correspondence and comments for the Hearing Examiner can be sent to:
Douglas County Hearing Examiner Pubic Services Building 140 19th Street NW, Suite A East Wenatchee, WA 98802-4191