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Do I need a Business License for my business?
No, the City of Hayden is changing the Business Licensing program as of 8/28/2018. No license will be needed for the coming 2019 year.
How do I contact the City of Hayden?
Hayden City Hall
8930 N. Government Way
Hayden, ID 83835
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, excluding Holidays
1 (208) 772-4411
How do I contact the Mayor?
How do I contact the Police Department?
The City of Hayden does not have its own Police Department, but instead partners with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department which provides public safety and law enforcement for the Hayden area.
EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY THE KOOTENAI COUNTY SHERIFF AT (208) 446-1300 OR 911
How do I find the zoning of a property?
A zoning map is located at the bottom of the page here. Further information can be obtained by visiting the Community Development Department directly at Hayden City Hall, or by calling (208) 209-2022.
How much of my Property Taxes does the City receive?
For tax year 2014, the levy rate for the City of Hayden is .001285808.
For example, in Kootenai County if you own a home with a county "taxable” value of $129,650 (after a $83,920 homeowner exemption), $166.58 of your $1,455.66 total taxes paid to the county is received by the City of Hayden ($129,650 x .001285808).
What animals can I have in Hayden?
In a single-family dwelling, no more than three dogs or cats, with a total of seven animals are permitted.
For more detailed information please see the Hayden City Code or contact the Planning Department.
What events are happening in Hayden?
There are many events that take place throughout the year in Hayden. The City of Hayden's website home page will promo the events that will be occurring in the near future, as well as the Recreation and Community Events' special events page which lists all major events for the entire year.
A list of general recreation activities is here, and information about the City of Hayden's official Recreational Programs is here. Calendar of events is here.
When are the City Council Meetings?
Our Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, at 5:00 P.M. in the Hayden City Hall. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Calendar of meetings is here.
Who provides water & garbage services in the City of Hayden?
The City of Hayden does not provide water service for any property within the City limits.
To find who provides water for your property go here to search for your property and be directed to your correct water district provider.
The following companies provide garbage service to the Hayden area, it is the residents' choice as to which company they would like to go with.
Coeur d'Alene Garbage/Post Falls Sanitation - (208) 457-1820
Waste Management - (208) 765-4968.
Why has my sewer rate increased annually?
A. The largest portion of the rate increase is due to the EPA mandating upgrades to meet the new water quality standards for discharged water from the treatment plant.
B. The rising cost of energy and other expenses to operate the sewer collection system and treatment plant.
C. To provide funding for replacement of aging sewer system facilities.
D. To Cover the costs of the NIBCA lawsuit. This portion will end in 2024.
The new rates beginning September 15 of each year will be:
2020 $ 98.00 bimonthly, $49.00 monthly 8% increase
2021 $105.00 bimonthly, $52.50 monthly 7% increase
2022 $110.00 bimonthly, $55.00 monthly 5% increase
2023 $115.00 bimonthly, $57.50 monthly 5% increase
2024 $116.00 bimonthly, $58.00 monthly 1% increase
Why hasn't my street been plowed?
The main streets (emergency routes, arterials, and collectors) are plowed once two inches of snow is on the ground and more is anticipated.
Residential streets are plowed if more than two inches of snow is on the ground with more anticipated.
The City of Hayden Snow Plowing MAP shows the classification of the City's public streets.
How do I determine if a property is located within the City of Hayden?
It can sometimes be difficult to determine what jurisdiction a property is located in. Here are a few tips to help you with this. Below is a view of a property (see the green outline) shown on KC Earth—an online mapping program that is available to the public on the Kootenai County website. In this case, the pink overlay is over properties located in the City of Hayden and the green-blue overlay is on properties in the City of Hayden Lake. You can display this overlay on KC Earth by clicking in the upper left hand corner on the “Map Layers” box and then clicking the box next to the “City Limits” layer. Also, the parcel numbers themselves provide information on the jurisdiction the property is located in. Click on the green circle with an “I” on the tool bar and then on the property in question or use the search box to find the property. This will open a white box in the lower right-hand corner with a parcel number and other information (example shown below). In this case, the property parcel number begins with an “H”, indicating it is located in the City of Hayden. If you look at other properties, you will see that their parcel numbers begin with a “D” for Dalton Gardens, a “C” for Coeur d’Alene, a “P” for Post Falls and so on. Properties in the County begin with an “0” and in Hayden Lake begin with a “V”.
The KC Earth program can be accessed on the Kootenai County website by clicking the link to the KCEarth Online Mapping Tool on this webpage: https://gis.kcgov.us/app/kcearth/