Land Use Planning & Zoning


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

Lane County Community Wildfire Protection Plan Update:
Lane County is currently working in collaboration with the Oregon Department of Forestry and other agencies to update the 2005 Lane County Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The update has involved public outreach and wildfire education efforts. A draft was presented to the Board of County Commissioners on July 7, 2020 and based on feedback provided at that meeting, will be proposed for adoption on August 25, 2020.
Lane County Community Wildfire Protection Plan

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.

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.

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

Lobby Closure - Submitting an Appeal

During lobby closure, appeals may be submitted via email, mail, or delivered to our front lobby vestibule. If you are delivering a paper copy, please attach to it the appeal routing sheet made available in the drop off area. To submit an appeal, please email the staff planner and copy Amber Bell and Lindsey Eichner (contact information below) to submit materials and/or to arrange to make payment online.


Appeal fees can be paid online. To make an online payment, you will need to contact staff to request an invoice. Fees may be paid here once invoiced. We ask that you please contact staff to request the appeal fee invoice at least a day prior to the appeal deadline. Checks may not be submitted in the lobby vestibule, but may mailed payable to Lane County.


All appeal submittal requirements and deadlines still apply.  The appellant is responsible for ensuring the appeal fee is submitted by the appeal deadline.

When submitting an appeal, please contact the staff planner and:
Amber Bell, Interim Planning Director (Email)
Lindsey Eichner, Interim Principal Planner (Email)

Previous Announcements

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

FEMA Coastal Floodplain Map Update 

Lane Code Modernization Project - Did you get a notice in the mail? 

Change in Property Line Adjustment Review Procedures 

New website: 
**New handout to help find key Land Use online property research tools **

**Link to Easy Property Information Lookup website **

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

Changes to Property Line Adjustment Processes starting January 4, 2016. 

Contact Information and Hours


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

Office & Counter Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm Walk in
1:00pm -4 :00pm Holiday Farm Fire only by appointment

Holiday Closures

Permit Drop-off  & Pick-up
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Planner On Duty /General Questions

Additional Staff Contact Information

Planning Director

Amber Bell
Planning Director
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Principal Planner

Lindsey Eichner
Principal Planner

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Senior Office Assistant

Rachel Adams
Senior Office Assistant
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Staff Planners

Shawna Adams
Senior Planner

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Rachel Serslev
Senior Planner
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Deanna Wright
Associate Planner
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Jared Bauder
Associate Planner
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Kevin Gilbride
Associate Planner
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Taylor Carsley
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Josh Gattis
Engineering Analyst
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Land Use Hearings Calendar Upcoming Meetings