Guide to Public Hearings
We offer several guides that summarize the hearing examiner process for applications and appeals. They are meant to help laypersons and carry no legal weight. We have a general guide as well as more specific guides available for code enforcement, for-hire drivers, and animal enforcement appeals. These guides are located on the side menu. We invite questions. Contact us at (206) 477-0860 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Land Use Code Enforcement Guide
Animal Services Enforcement Guide
For-Hire Driver's License Enforcement Guide
Title 9: Water Quality Code Enforcement Appeals
You can also send us an email to request a hardcopy version of any Hearings Guide.
The hearing examiner bases decisions on adopted King County codes and policies, state statutes, regulations, and appellate court decisions. To participate effectively in a hearing, it often helps to become familiar with the laws and policies that govern the decision-making process.
King County Agencies
These King County agencies are frequently the responsible county agency for proposals or appeals considered by the hearing examiner:
Department of Local Services, Permitting Division
General (206) 296-6600
Code Enforcement (206) 296-6680
Public Health - Environmental Health Division
Department of Transportation - Road Services Division
For contact information for any county agency or personnel, call King County Information at (206) 291-0100 or 1-800-325-6165 or check www.kingcounty.gov.