Minidoka County Community Development Building and Zoning

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 project.
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Minidoka County, with the City of Rupert and the City of Paul, has plans to begin a Comprehensive Plan update beginning October 2022.  We invite you to check here regularly for timeline updates as this moves forward. Community involvement and input is key to the success of this process. 

The following is a proposed schedule:
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Training Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

There are currently no available Positions in this department. 


Minidoka County Planning and Zoning currently has one (1) vacancy that needs filled. Please contact Planning and Zoning Administrator, Brett Stephens, to inquire about this opportunity to serve on this board. 

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, at the Planning and Zoning Office, on site of the application 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.