Department of Land
216 SE 4th ST
Pendleton, OR 97801
Tamra J.. Mabbott
Richard H. Jennings
Connie Hendrickson Admin. Assistant
Julie Alford Cartography & Rural
To contact a member of the Planning Commission send an
email to the Planning
Randy Randall, Chair
Umatilla County Courthouse
216 SE 4th ST
Pendleton, Or 97801
The Courthouse is open 8 am. to 5 pm. Mon. through
The Department of Land Use Planning is responsible
for comprehensive land use planning for Umatilla County.
Information, assistance and regulatory permits can be
obtained from this department. The type of permits
that are processed are burning permits, conditional use
permits, comprehensive plan changes, zoning and development
permits, and rural addressing. This department also houses
the Code Enforcement Office. The following are printable
copies of various information and permits (requires Adobe
Planning Commission Vacancy - Application
The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from west county residents interested in serving on the County Planning Commission. Application forms are available from the County Planning Department, Umatilla County Courthouse, 216 SE 4th Street, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 or the website: www.umatillacounty.net. For information call 541-278-6248 or email: planning @umatillacounty.net. Position is open until filled. However, the County will review initial applications submitted on or before May 3, 2013.
Sold Waste Advisory Committee Vacancy - Application
The Umatilla County Solid Waste Advisory Committee is accepting applications from county residents interested in serving on the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Application forms are available from the County Planning Department, Umatilla County Courthouse, 216 SE 4th Street, Pendleton, Oregon 97801; phone 541-278-6300. You can also download and print an application from the Umatilla County website: www.umatillacounty.net/planning. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Land Use Meetings/Hearings. Agendas, Minutes, Packets, Details. This page contains the details of Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners Land Use meetings and hearings along with application materials.
2010 US Census The 2010 US Census provides updated population numbers for Umatilla County and the incorporated cities within the County. Portland State University has published the July 1, 2011 Certified Population Estimates as well as providing the official 2010 US Census data. Visit the Portland State University website for more data and analysis.
LURA - Land Use Request Application, complete this form for ALL types of land use applications. Select the Supplemental Application below for the specific type of land use application desired.
- Zoning Permit Application A zoning permit is
applied for if the use is permitted outright on the subject
property and only requiring a zoning permit or after a land
use permit application is obtained and a zoning permit is
required. Attach the appropriate fee as stated on the
form, complete site plan and all signatures of the property
owners of the subject property.
Replacement Dwellings in
Resource Zones (EFU & GF Zones).
For those applying to replace a lawfully established
dwelling in the EFU or GF Zone complete this form to provide
the proof that it meets the review criteria set forth in
UCDC 152.058 (F) and 152.082 (O).
Development in certain zones such as Light Industrial, Rural
Service Commercial, etc. for uses permitted with a zoning
permit also requires a Design Review application.
- Boundary Line Adjustment, an application for
modifying a boundary line between two parcels.
- Farm Agriculture/Equine Building Exemption. State
law (ORS 455.315) allows exemption from the requirements for
a building permit and inspections under the Oregon State
Structural Specialty Code for certain agricultural
buildings. A landowner must obtain approval and
signature from the local planning office to qualify for this
type of permit. Farm Exempt structures are only allowed on
resource zoned land (EFU and GF) where a bona fide "farm" is
being operated. The property must be assessed under
the "Farm Deferral" tax program.
Complete both the State BCD's Farm
Agriculture/Equine Building Exemption application and
the County's Zoning Permit application.
Notice of Appeal Application, complete when appealing a County Planning Commission decision.
Public Hearing Application, complete when asking for a
public hearing during an administrative review of a land use
Rural Addressing/Road Naming Application, complete this form when naming a roadway if required during a land division request or when a third dwelling is placed on a lane or roadway and the roadway is required to be named.
STATE PERMITS, visit these sites to find
the permit application and
process for these agencies:
Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Call the local DEQ office at 541-276-4063. An authorized Sanitary Septic System with a Land Use Compatibility Statement (LUCS) from the County Planning Department will start the process for review through the Department of Environmental Quality for construction of a new septic system or repair to a failing system. An Authorization Notice is needed if you are re-connecting to an existing system or changing the waste flow by increasing the occupancy of a house or building.
Building Codes (BCD). Call the local Building Codes office at 541-276-7814. A Building Permit from the State Building Codes Agency for: all additions, new structures, certain remodels, setup of manufactured homes, and plumbing, electrical, and mechanical permits.
Complete the Land Use Request
Application as well as the Supplemental Application
that fits the type of permit you are requesting.
County Plan/Development Code and/or Zoning Map, an
application for requesting changes in the County's
Comprehensive Plan, Development Code and/or Zoning Map.
CUP - Conditional Use Permit, an application for a variety of uses (i.e. home occupation, hardship dwelling, etc.) that may be applied for where certain conditions of approval will be applied.
LD - Land Division, an application for dividing a lot or parcel. There are a number of different types of land divisions - Type I - Subdivision, Type II - Partition of Non Resource land (rural residential, etc.), Type III - Replat and Type IV - Partition of Resource land (EFU and GF).
LUD - Land Use Decision, an application for dwellings and other similar uses
V - Variance, to request a modification from the required standards (i.e. setbacks, parcel size, etc.)