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 and Subdivision Ordinances 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?

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

  • A New Zoning Ordinance was recently adopted by the board of commissioners. The zoning ordinance will be implemented when the department of land conservation and development issues an approval. The adopted document is available for review on the Adopted Zoning Ordinance page. The new Zoning Ordinance does not include a chapter for Wind Power Generation Facilities; the Planning Commission is continuing work on developing a chapter for wind power regulations to recommend to the Board of Commissioners.

  • Idaho Power has filed a Notice of Intent to file an application for a 500KV power line with Oregon Department of Energy. The power line would traverse Baker County. To learn more about the proposal, please visit the project website,

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:

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