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It depends on the project. Planning review takes the form of Type I, Type II (PDF), Type III (PDF), and Type IV (PDF) processes. Pre-Application Conferences are required before filing for most Type II applications and all Type III and Type IV applications. See our Processes and Timelines page and our Administration and Procedures Code (OCMC 17.50) for more details.
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There are a few! Some projects may not require Planning review if they are located outside of Historic or Natural Resource Overlay District (NROD) areas and are developed according to Oregon City Municipal Code. Here are the most common examples:
While this list is not exhaustive, these are the most common projects that require general Planning review or a Land Use Application (PDF):
You can find your property's zoning, overlay status, acreage, lot coverage, and other important information with the Property Reporter tool or OCWebMaps. You may find many of our other Property Tools useful, as well.
Many projects require review from any combination of Oregon City Departments:
In order to expedite the review of plans and permits, a majority of our applications will only be accepted electronically through our online portal.
We still accept in-person, over-the-counter submissions of the following applications:
The cost of review for your project depends on its complexity and the processes involved. Please consult our Planning Fee Schedule for a list of the latest review fees by project type.
Please email the Planning Division or call 503-722-3789 to see if there are any restrictions for your project or if a permit is required.
Our customer service counter is located at 695 Warner Parrott Road, and is open to the public Mondays through Thursdays, 9 am to 4 pm; and Fridays by appointment only.