Land Use Planning & Zoning

Announcements:


December 20, 2023:

House Bill 2192 (link embedded) becomes effective on January 1, 2024. This bill relates to state regulations for Farm and Forest Zone replacement dwellings. Please see the Planning Director's Advisory regarding the changes to state law made as a result of HB 2192.
New Application forms have been posted, as of 2/8/2024.



August 29, 2023:
On August 29, 2023, the Board of County Commissioners passed Ordinance 23-05 to allow ADUs on Rural Residential zoned properties in the rural areas of Lane County. The approved Ordinance can be viewed  here. The application form can be found here. Additional information can be found here.


Temporary Rules in Response to 2020 Wildfires:

The Oregon  Land Conservation and Development Commission adopted temporary rules amending seven divisions of Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) chapter 660. The amendments are intended to assist communities with ongoing efforts to accommodate shelter and interim housing needs for individuals who have lost their homes or are otherwise displaced due to the effect of catastrophic wildfires on Oregon’s built environment. These rules allow for additional, temporary housing outside urban areas for a period 36 months. A county may grant two additional 12-months extensions upon demonstration that the use remains necessary. Lane County staff are working on application forms that contain these temporary provisions.



**Submitting an Appeal**

Starting July 6, 2021, appeals may only be submitted via mail or delivered to our front lobby. A notice of appeal must be filed with the Director prior to the end of business (4 pm PST) on the 12th day after the date the notice of decision is mailed.


All appeal submittal requirements and deadlines still apply.
  



Previous Announcements

August 31, 2023:

The floodplain freeboard elevation requirements adopted by Ordinance 20-07 on October 12, 2021, will take effect on September 7, 2023 pursuant to Lane Code Chapter 16.244(5)(xii). Applications for development received after that date for all new construction, substantial improvements to existing structures, and certain utilities will be required to have the lowest floor elevated two (2) feet above the Base Flood Elevation Level, or three (3) feet above highest adjacent grade where Base Flood Elevation data is not available. Please contact the Planner-on-Duty at 541-682-3577 with questions.

July 21, 2022:
Planning Director Advisory Regarding the Required Process for Resource Dwelling Site Plan Modifications


June 29, 2022: Planning Director Advisory Regarding the Applicability of RCP Goal 5 Flora & Fauna Policy 11 Dwelling Density Standards to Proposals for New Dwellings in Goal 5 Big Game Habitat Areas

January 8, 2021: Planning Director Clarification  Regarding County Acceptance and Processing of Waivers and Extensions to Statutory Timelines
 


Links to "newly" adopted Lane Code Sections:
Lane Code Chapter 16.244 - Effective January 14, 2021 
Lane Code Chapter 14 - Effective June 16, 2020
Lane Code Chapter 13 - Effective December 27, 2018
Lane Code Chapter 16 - Effective June 16, 2020 

Previous Code Language

Urban Reserves Project:

Eugene Urban Reserves Web Page

Wetland & Riparian Inventories/Natural Resources Study for Springfield UGB Expansion Areas:

Lane County is working with our Springfield partners to consider options for protecting the wetlands and riparian corridors in the areas where Springfield’s Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) expanded. This expansion was acknowledged by the State in 2019, and these areas are now in Springfield’s land use planning jurisdiction. An update to the Springfield Natural Resources Study will complete the project. This Study will reflect the Board of County Commissioners’ and Springfield City Council’s preferred approach to managing these water-based resources based on various possible levels of protection. You can learn more about the project on the City’s website.

8/5/2019: 

Fee adjustments in effect across all LMD fees
          
Fee Adjustment Notice (7/3/2019)
           Legal Lot Verification Requirement Notice (7/3/2019)
           Board Order No. 19-06-18-09 
           Planning Fee Schedule Effective 8/5/2019

9/4/2018:

FEMA Coastal Floodplain Map Update 

1/30/2018:
Lane Code Modernization Project - Did you get a notice in the mail? 

2/10/2017:
Change in Property Line Adjustment Review Procedures 

11/30/16:
New website: 
**New handout to help find key Land Use online property research tools **

**Link to Easy Property Information Lookup website **


10/3/16:
Fee Changes effective - see new fee schedule dated 10/3/2016.  

12/14/15: 
Changes to Property Line Adjustment Processes starting January 4, 2016. 

Contact Information and Hours

Address

Lane County Land Management Division
3050 N. Delta Hwy
Eugene, OR 97408
Directions
 
Phone: 541-682-3577 
Fax: 541-682-3947

 
Office & Counter Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 3:00pm 

Permit Drop-off & Pick-up
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm


Holiday Closures
  
Planner On Duty /General Questions
541-682-3577

Additional Staff Contact Information

Planning Director

Amber Bell
Planning Director
541-682-8517
Email 

Assistant Planning Director

Lindsey Eichner
Assistant Planning Director
541-682-3998
Email 


Senior Office Assistant

David Ruiz-Maya
Senior Office Assistant
541-682-6768
Email 

Staff Planners

Shawna Adams
Senior Planner
541-682-6768

Email

Taylor Carsley
Senior Planner
541-682-6765
Email

Rachel Serslev
Senior Planner 
541-682-6903 
Email

Jared Bauder
Senior Planner
541-682-6949
Email 

Kevin Gilbride
Senior Planner
458-221-5062 (County Cell)
Email

Noray Spradling
Associate Planner
541-682-6704
Email

Julia Dobberstein
Planner
541-682-3958
Email

Gareth Warr
Planner
541-682-6655
Email

Emily Connor
Planner
541-682-6505
Email

Josh Gattis
Senior Engineering Analyst
541-682-6976
Email