Land Use Planning Information
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 Acrobat Reader):
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
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.
- Property Line Adjustment, an
application for modifying a boundary line between
- 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
Notice of Appeal Application, complete when appealing a County Planning Commission decision.
for a Public Hearing Application,
complete when asking for a public hearing during an
administrative review of a land use permit
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.
PERMITS, visit these sites to find the p
ermit 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.
to County Plan/Development Code and/or Zoning Map,
an application for requesting changes in the
County's Comprehensive Plan, Development Code and/or
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.)