Community Development

The Community Development (CD) staff believe in customer service, building relationships based on trust and performance, and assisting clients to the finish line. We are passionate about making a difference to the city and citizens every day. We focus on the basic building blocks of planning, building, economic development, transportation, and customer service to grow private investment and opportunity in the community.

Core Services

Building Services

We are committed to the growth and improvement of the City of Lewiston while encouraging the safety, welfare, and health of the Lewiston community.

Business Licensing

A business license is required when selling or performing any services, soliciting business or offering or holding out goods or services for sale or hire, using any vehicle or premises in Lewiston for business purposes, and more.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

The primary purpose of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is to fund community development projects and programs, which benefit low- to moderate income persons.

Economic Development

The City of Lewiston, Idaho is a great place to live, work and play. Our city is business-friendly and works closely with the State of Idaho Department of Commerce, local utilities and other partners that support business retention, expansion, and recruitment.

Planning & Zoning

The Planning Services Division is responsible for the preparation, administration, and updating of the Comprehensive Plan, as well as area plans, both short and long-range.


The transit system provides bus transit services in the Lewis Clark Valley. Moving across state borders, the Lewiston Transit System of Lewiston, Idaho and Asotin County Public Transportation Benefit Area of Clarkston, Washington, is helping to connect people with their communities.