Marion County Planning Division
The Planning Division is responsible for administering the Marion County Comprehensive Plan and implementing land use regulations for all unincorporated areas of the county. Staff assist the Marion County 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.
Update - Photovoltaic Solar Arrays
Marion County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on March 14, 2018 to consider amendments to the Marion County Rural Zone Code adopting criteria and standards limiting the siting of photovoltaic solar arrays in the SA (Special Agriculture) and EFU (Exclusive Farm Use) zones.
Proponents and opponents of photovoltaic solar arrays, or solar farms, filled the Senator Hearing Room on March 14th to express opinions on these potential changes. Following the public hearing, the Board of Commissioners directed staff to work with the Marion County Planning Commission to gather stakeholders from both sides to come up with proposals to regulate solar farms to protect the Willamette Valley's high-value farmland. The commissioners directed the work group to complete its work before October 1.
After the ordinance imposing the moratorium is adopted on March 21, 2018, the county will not accept new solar array applications . Click here for a copy of Ordinance #1387.
For more information, contact the Marion County Planning Division at (503) 588-5038 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Report - March 2, 2018
Final Proposed Amendments to the Rural Zone Code - March 2 2018
For more information contact the Planning Division at email@example.com or at 503-588-5038.
Bi-Mart Country Music Festival Mass Gathering Application
Due to the on-going nature of this case and number of linked documents, a separate webpage has been created and can be accessed from the following link: New Bi-Mart Country Music Festival Mass Gathering Application page