The Baker County Planning Department is here to serve you with property services, technical assistance and information. The Planning Department is responsible for implementing Baker County's Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance as well as Oregon Revised Statutes and Administrative Rules when considering proposals to use or develop property.  
  The Baker County Planning Department oversees all unincorporated areas of Baker County not managed by the federal government. Incorporated cities administer different programs, so if you need contact information for any incorporated city, please follow this link to Oregon Blue Book.  
  We encourage anyone considering purchasing, dividing or developing property to call or stop in and discuss your plans and options with us. Our staff will be happy to assist you, and may be able to provide valuable information that could save you time and money in the future. We always strive to provide you with timely, accurate and professional responses.  
 

What's New in Planning?

  • Amendments Proposed to the Baker County Nuisance Ordinance
    Baker County adopted a Nuisance Ordinance in 2006. Over the eight years the Nuisance Ordinance has been in place, a number of concerns about language in the Ordinance have been identified by citizens, including the clarity of the process for resolution of a case where a property is out of compliance. In response to these concerns, the Planning Department has worked with the Planning Commission and the District Attorney's office to clarify the ordinance. This document is in draft form, and the Planning Department wants to hear your thoughts. The matter is tentatively scheduled to come before the Board of Commissioners on February 4, 2015. If you have questions or would like to share your thoughts on the amendments, please call the Planning Department at 541-523-8219, send us an e-mail to planning@bakercounty.org, or send us a letter to 1995 3rd Street, Suite 131, Baker City, OR 97814. Click here to review changes.

  • Please see Agendas for the full schedule of upcoming Planning Commission meetings.

  • Idaho Power has proposed a 500KV power line that would traverse Baker County. The Bureau of Land Management has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the project, and the 90-day comment period for the DEIS is open until March 19, 2015. To learn more about the proposal, please visit the project website, www.boardmantohemingway.com. The Planning Department has a copy of the draft available for review in our office.
 
     

We are located in the basement of the Courthouse
1995 Third St
Baker City, OR 97814

Contact Information
Phone: 541-523-8219
Fax: 541-523-5925
General E-mail: planning@bakercounty.org

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm