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?

  • Baker County Nuisance Ordinance
  • The Baker County Board of Commissioners have adopted changes to the nuisance ordinance. If you have questions please call the Planning Department at 541-523-8219, send us an e-mail to, or send us a letter to 1995 3rd Street, Suite 131, Baker City, OR 97814. Click here to view the nuisance ordinance.

  • 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, 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:

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