Marion County Planning Division
The Planning Division is responsible for administering the County Comprehensive Plan and implementing land use regulations for all unincorporated areas of the County. Staff assist the Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission and Hearings Officers with review of land use regulations. This office also processes a variety of land use applications and coordinates County land use policy with cities, other counties, and state agencies.
Our goal in maintaining this website is to facilitate access to information which is specific to the Marion County land use and zoning process. Although every effort is made to keep all information current, please contact the office for confirmation of all information before taking action.
Marion County Code Updates.
On August 3, 2016, the Marion County Board of Commissioners approved amendments to the Marion County Urban and Rural Zone Codes to conform to changes in state law, amendments related to the state model code for resource zones, amendments pertaining to mobile food vendors, home offices, and paving standards in urban unincorporated communities, and other amendments. The online version of the Marion County Code will be updated, by the publishing company on contract with the County, within the next several weeks. In the meantime, please contact Planning Division staff if you have any questions regarding the following chapters, to which amendments were made. Contact staff at (503) 588-5038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zone Code Draft Amendments - Recreational Marijuana
The Marion County Planning Commission held a public hearing on August 16, 2016 and received testimony on draft amendments to Marion County Urban and Rural Zone Codes, Chapters 16 and 17, related to marijuana businesses, if the voters of Marion County overturn the current prohibition during the election scheduled for November 2016. The Planning Commission, during a public meeting on August 23, 2016, voted to forward recommendations on the draft amendments to the Marion County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners will consider these draft amendments at a public hearing - date not yet determined.
For more information, visit the Planning Commission page.
Planning Commission Vacancies!!
The Planning Division has two openings on the Planning Commission. For more information, click here.