Planning Department

COVID Health & Safety Precautions
 Building Permit Applications and Land Use Applications will only be accepted electronically via
To coordinate submissions, please contact Permit Technician, Rachel Santiago-Govier - | 208.634.7052.  
Payments may be mailed or placed in the secure drop box at the front door of City Hall – 216 E. Park St. McCall, Idaho 83638
Building inspections are available by coordinating with Building Official, John Powell - |208.634.8648
Planning and Zoning Inquiries should be directed to City Planner, Morgan Bessaw 208.634.4256 or via email
Thank you for your patience during this time.


Designers, architects and potential applicants, please be advised that there have been updates to the General Development Standards in McCall that are not yet reflected in our City Code link and other documentation.  Please refer to Ordinance 998 Amending Title 3 & Title 9 for changes.

The City Planner improves the quality of life, design, infrastructure, and economy through the regulation of land development. Working with the McCall Area Comprehensive Plan, the McCall City Code, and State and Federal regulations, ensuring with staff that development proposals meet applicable codes. Staff supports the land-use decision-making functions of the McCall Area Planning and Zoning Commission within the City and the Impact Area and provides administrative decisions while also supporting the land-use decision-making functions of the City Council and the Valley County Board of Commissioners for the City and the Impact Area, respectively.

Long-range planning activities include the continual update and implementation of the McCall Area Comprehensive Plan, zoning and subdivision codes, and other policy and regulatory documents to better articulate the community’s vision. In addition to the City Council and P&Z, the Department also staffs the Urban Renewal Agency, the McCall Improvement Committee, the Historic Preservation Commission, and the Environmental Advisory Committee. The staff attends meetings for the Central Idaho Historical Museum (CIHM), Big Payette Watershed Advisory Group (WAG), Idaho Smart Growth, and the Payette River National Scenic Byway. The department also staffs working citizen committees that are trying to solve planning issues (i.e. Downtown Parking Committee and Airport Code Revision Committee).

Planning and Zoning Commission and Agendas, Minutes and Application Packets

Guiding Documents

Code and Compliance

Land Use Applications and Information


Administrative Determinations and Memoranda