Hearing Examiner

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As noted in the Kirkland Municipal Code, the purpose of the hearing examiner is to separate the application of city regulations from planning, policy making and legislative functions, and to provide a high level of expertise. The hearing examiner conducts administrative and quasi-judicial hearings arising from the application of the Kirkland Zoning Code and the rules and procedures of the Kirkland Municipal Code. The decisions are made to further the best interest of the community and ensures fairness and due process. The city manager contracts with one or more persons to fill this position. All meetings are open to the public. Kirkland Hearing Examiner meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber at Kirkland City Hall, 123 5th Avenue, Kirkland, WA 98033.


Next HE Meeting

The next meeting of the City of Kirkland Hearing Examiner will be April 15, 2021 has been cancelled.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: In response to guidance from Public Health Seattle-King County, we encourage members of the community to implement social distancing as much as possible and in the interim use the following methods to interact at the HE meeting. The virtual meeting audio will be recorded and posted on the City's website.

Time: 9:30 AM

Location:  Virtual/Zoom Meeting 


  • Will be posted two days before hearing. 

Agenda Items

  • Will be posted two days before hearing

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please email Dawn Nelson, Planning Manager, or call 425-587-3230.

Past Hearing Examiner Meeting Archive    Past Hearing Examiner Minutes & Recordings   HE Decisions

Note: The City of Kirkland appreciates the interest of our citizens and values public involvement. We make every effort to make the recordings of our meetings available soon after each meeting is completed. However, due to technical difficulties that may occur with our digital recording system it may take up to four days for a recording to become available online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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