Planning Department

The City Planner improves the quality of life, design, infrastructure, and economy by regulating 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 continually updating and implementing 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 Housing 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 trying to solve planning issues (i.e., Downtown Parking Committee and Airport Code Revision Committee).


Planning Department Information, Facts & Links

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Planning Application Overview

Planning Applications Overview 

  • Submit all applications via the McCall Citizen Portal
  • Planning and Zoning Fee Schedule 2022 
  • Revisions can be emailed to Meredith Todd, Assistant Planner.
  • Submit applications with all plans and materials, unless otherwise discussed with the Planning Department in advance.
  • Applications submitted to other email addresses may not be received or processed in a timely manner due to the large volume of emails at this time.

  • If you need to request accommodations such as hard copy applications, these can be requested by contacting or calling 208.634.4168

  • Any physical materials should be dropped off in person or sent to City Hall: 216 E Park St., McCall, ID 83638 - Attention: Planning Department. 
  • An invoice will be sent to be paid within 2 business days. Approval times vary according to application type. 

Incomplete applications will not be processed or invoiced until all necessary materials are submitted.

Who do I call if I am unsure what I need for a landuse application?

If you are unsure which application you need, don't hesitate to contact the Planning Department.
Brian Parker - City Planner - 208-634-4256
Meredith Todd - Assistant Planner - 208-634-4168

Where do I find the required Land Use Application Portal and required materials?

Land Use Application Portal
(Required for all Land Use Permits)
Submit all applications via the Application Portal Here with the applicable materials identified for the application items (PDF preferred)

- All Land Use Applications are located at the bottom of the application portal webpage, please scroll to the Land Use Section.

How do find Administrative Level Applications?

Administrative Level Applications

Plans & Documents
Where do I find all City Wide Guiding Plans & Documents?


McCall Area Comprehensive Plan

Access McCall - ADA Transition Plan & Self Assessment

McCall Area Housing Strategy

Local Housing Action Plan

McCall Civic Campus Master Plan

McCall Transportation Master Plan

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

McCall Transportation Master Plan (Interactive Story Map)

McCall Water Master Plan DEQ Approved 2018

Downtown Master Plan

Downtown Master Plan Appendices

Downtown Core Feasibility Study

McCall’s Multimodal Transit Center Location Analysis

McCall Area Pathways Master Plan

Complete Streets Policy

Parks and Recreation Master Plan

McCall Business Park Final Report 

McCall Historic Preservation Plan

McCall Public Art Plan (2021)

McCall Downtown East Urban Renewal District Public Art Plan (2020)

Downtown Parking and Needs Assessment Final Report

Connecting McCall: Concept Plans for Lardo and West Valley

Annual Drinking Water Quality Report

McCall in Delicious Motion Final Report

McCall's Framework for Climate Action Planning

McCall's Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Official) (Adopted 2023)

Draft Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories_2018

RAPID Broadband Master Plan


Where do I find information on the Planning & Zoning Commission
Where do I find Planning and Zoning Agendas, Minutes & Application Packets

Agendas, Minutes & Application Packets

What are the 2024 P&Z Meeting Schedule and Deadlines?
Where do I find the Commercial Development Guide?
Where do I find the Residential Development Guide?
Where do I find McCall Design Guidelines?
Where do I learn about neighborhood meeting procedures?
Where do I find Public Notice Procedures and Affidavits?
Where do I learn about native and suitable plants?
Planning and Zoning Fee Schedule 2022 - Eff. 7/1/2022