Land Use Application Procedure Types

Land use procedure types determine the process used to make and appeal a requested land use decision under SRC Chapter 300.

Type I

This type of decision is used when there are clear standards and criteria and interpretation of policy is not required.

Type II

This type of decision is used when standards and criteria require limited discretion or legal judgment in their application.

  • Staff makes the decision.
  • Public notice and opportunity to comment are provided prior to a decision.
  • A public hearing is required only if the decision is appealed.
  • Final decision may be appealed to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.

Download the Type II process guide.

Type III

This type of decision is used when standards and criteria require discretion or legal judgment in their application.

Type IV

This type of decision is used for site-specific land use actions requested by an applicant, the Historic Landmarks Commission, Planning Commission, or City Council.

  • The Planning Commission or Historic Landmarks Commission makes a recommendation to the City Council.
  • The City Council makes the final decision.
  • Public notice, opportunity to comment and a public hearing are required for the hearing where the recommendation is made and the hearing where final action is taken.
  • Final decision may be appealed to the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.

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