Minidoka County Community Development Building and Zoning

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If you would like to leave feedback about any information presented at the Open House, please send comments to or print the comment card, complete it, and turn it into the Minidoka Building and Zoning Department located in the County Court House. 

Survey Summary Results


Survey Documents

Minidoka County, with the City of Rupert and the City of Paul, have started the process of a Comprehensive Plan update.   Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC) have been developed for each entity of Minidoka County, The City Paul and The City Rupert  The CACs will meet regularly during this process to help with input and guidance of the Plan and will be tasked with helping gather other community input through interviews and other public outreach. Other public outreach such as surveys and public meetings will take place as the process continues to move forward. If you are interested in being involved please reach our to your local County or City representatives for more information on how you can help and be involved. 

Steering Committee Representatives:

Steering Committee Meetings are scheduled regularly on the second Tuesday of each month during the review process.

Minidoka County - Jared Orton (County Commissioner), Jenny Bateman (Planning and Zoning Board), Lloyd Smith (Planning and Zoning Board)

City of Rupert - Joel Heward (City Council), Roger Davis (City Representative)

City of Paul - Brent Stimpson (Mayor), Brent Browning (City Council), Layne Harper (Planning and Zoning Board), Dan Renz (Planning and Zoning Board)

Citizen Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule:

Meeting 1 : March 29, 2023: Location - Wilson Theatre 610 Freemont Ave, Rupert

Meeting 2 : June 21, 2023: Location - City of Paul / West End Fire District Meeting Hall, 152 South 600 West, Paul

Meeting 3 : TBA

We invite you to check here regularly for events and timeline updates as this moves forward. Community involvement and input is key to the success of this process. 

Comprehensive Plan Information and Documents


Welcome to the Minidoka County Building and Zoning Department.


We hope to answer your questions about the Building and Zoning processes of Minidoka County here on this site. If however you still have questions or need other assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email, or come by our office located in Rupert, Idaho.

Minidoka County serves as the Building Department for Minidoka County and the Cities of Acequia, Minidoka, Paul, and Rupert.


The mission of the Department is to provide the community with service in a friendly and efficient manner and to help all of our customers have a successful experience.

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NOTICE: Beginning in the month of February 2023 and until further notice, the Minidoka County Planning and Zoning Board will be meeting at the City of Rupert, City Council Chambers located on the 2nd floor of City Hall, at 624 F. Street. The public meetings will continue to take place at 4:00pm on the third Thursday of each month. Planning and Zoning Hearings with the Board of County Commissioners will remain at the Minidoka County Courthouse located at 715 G. Street. 

Minidoka County Planning and Zoning currently no vacancies that needs filled. 

The Minidoka County Planning and Zoning Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at the hour of 4:00 pm in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers located at 715 G. Street, Rupert.  This meeting is not held if department staff have not received Zoning Applications at least Thirty (30) days prior to the next scheduled meeting. All Public Notices for hearings will be published at least fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled hearing dates in the local paper, on the Minidoka County Website and at the Planning and Zoning Office, and no less than ten (10) days posted on the site of the application and required mailings to property owners within  one half (1/2) mile, as required by County Ordinance and other mailed noticing as required by County Ordinance.


  • UPCOMING CODE ADOPTIONS: Effective January 1, 2021 2018 Building Code 2018, (Idaho) Residential Code 2018, Energy Conservation Code 2018, Existing Building Code 2018, Mechanical Code 2018, Fuel Gas Code 2018.
  • Effective February 1, 2021 All NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION Mechanical permit applications will REQUIRE Manual J design documents. Design Criteria may be found under the link for Mechanical Permits.