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Division-Fender-Hatch-Gem Lane No Shoot Petition

Petition TypeNo Shooting Area
File NumberNS-01-23
LocationThe area is generally located east of Division Road, south of Fender Road, west of Hatch Road, and north of Gem Lane, in the SW corner of Section 17, Township 27 North, Range 43 EWM, Spokane County, Washington.
Public Hearing Date/Time/LocationMarch 5, 2024
5:30 PM
Spokane County Public Works - Commissioners Hearing Room (Lower Level)
1026 West Broadway Avenue
Spokane, WA 99260
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Supporting DocumentsPublic Notice
Legal Notification - Spokesman Review
Vicinity Map(s)
Staff Report
Public Comments

How the Citizen's Petition Process Works

What happens when a request is made to have an area be considered for inclusion as a No Shooting Area, No Bow and Arrow Area, or No Shooting and No Bow and Arrow Area? This same process is followed in the event an established area is to be considered for exclusion.

  1. The proponent must first submit an application No Shoot Application Letter (PDF) answering basic questions to the Spokane County Planning Department, 1026 W Broadway Avenue, Spokane WA 99260.
  2. Upon receipt County staff will review the application and generate a petition with the names and parcel numbers of all property owners within the requested area.
  3. The petition will be sent to the applicant who then will need to obtain signatures of at least 50% of the effected owners who live in the petition area who are in support of the proposal and return the petition to the Spokane County Planning Department.
  4. Upon receipt of a petition with sufficient signatures of the owners within the area, a public meeting will be scheduled to act upon the proposal.

No Shooting Area Designations

Areas of unincorporated Spokane County can be designated as.

  1. 'No Shooting Areas'.
  2. 'No Bow and Arrow Areas'.
  3. 'No Shooting and No Bow and Arrow Areas'.
  4. 'No Shooting with Restricted Shooting'.


"Bow and Arrow" means an instrument consisting of a curved, flexible strip of material strung taut from end to end (bow) used to launch a straight, thin shaft with a pointed head (arrow).

"Gun" means any shotgun, fowling piece, rifle, BB gun, air compression rifle, pellet gun, revolver, pistol, or other firearm which projects any bullet, shot, slug, pellet, BB, or any other missile or projectile of any nature.

"Restricted Shooting" means a specific designation within a "No Shooting Area" or "No Shooting and No Bow and Arrow Area" wherein it is lawful to discharge a shotgun during hunting season as established by the appropriate Washington State agency.

Prohibited Acts

It is unlawful for any person to discharge a gun in any of the No Shooting Areas. Provided however, it is not unlawful to discharge a shotgun in any No Shooting Area which has also been designated as a "Restricted Shooting Area" (see definition above) during specific hunting season(s) as established by the appropriate Washington State agency.

It is unlawful for any person to shoot a bow and arrow in any of the No Bow and Arrow Areas.

It is unlawful for any person to discharge a gun (except as provided for in "Restricted Shooting Areas") (see definition above) in any of the No Shooting and No Bow and Arrow Areas.

For more specific information or the full text of the No Shooting Area regulation, see Chapter 6.06 of the Spokane County Code.

Additional Resources & Information

  1. Spokane County WA Homepage

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