Hearing Examiner

According to Bainbridge Island Municipal Code 2.14.030, the Hearing Examiner is responsible for conducting hearings on and adjudicating quasi-judicial cases involving a variety of complex land use and regulatory compliance issues, and other issues which the City Council may designate to the hearing examiner by ordinance. The hearing examiner shall issue decisions or recommendations based on relevant ordinances, regulations, policies, statutes, and other authorities.


In April 2003, the city passed, and the mayor approved, Resolution No. 2003-14 adopting Rules of Procedure for the Office of the Hearing Examiner. These Hearing Examiner Rules govern the conduct of hearings held by the Hearing Examiner. The rules are divided into three chapters:
  • Rules that apply to all matters
  • Rules for hearings on permit applications
  • Rules for hearings on appeals of administrative decisions
The Bainbridge Island Municipal Code, in Chapters 2.14 and 2.16, establishes the hearing examiner review and appeal procedures. For more information, please read the Hearing Examiner Rules.

Upcoming Hearings             

April 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Administrative Appeal Clark Vegetation Management PLN50467 VEG
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May 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Madrona School PLN18970B CUP/SPR

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May 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Appeal of Administrative Decision Imeson Boulder Glen LLC PLN50438 SSDE

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May 18, 2017 at 9:00 AM
The Reserve at Winslow PLN50622 SUB
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 Decisions & Recommendations
 Look through the hearing examiner's past decisions and recommendations.