Hearing Examiner

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The Lynden Hearing Examiner position was created in 2021 to provide impartial administration of specific city decisions as determined by the Lynden Municipal Code (LMC 2.09). The Hearing Examiner is independent of city departments, boards, and commissions.

Ordinance 1615 (PDF) establishes the Hearing Examiner position for the City of Lynden.

The Hearing Examiner provide decisions regarding:

  • Variance Requests
  • Appeals of City Decisions
  • Shoreline Substantial Development Permit