Planning Department


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.

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Residential zoned dwellings.
Shop, shed, or garage approvals.
Conditional Use Permits.
Property Line Adjustments.
Home Occupation (Home Based Business) Permits.
Floodplain Development Permits.

Please see Agendas for the full schedule of upcoming Planning Commission meetings.
  • An Interchange Area Management Plan for I-84 Exits 302 and 306 has been proposed. The Board of Commissioners will be conducting hearings on the proposal on December 2 and December 16, 2015. Both hearings will begin at 9:45 a.m. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Kerns at 541-523-8219 or hkerns@bakercounty.org. The Interchange Area Management Plan and staff report to the Board of Commissioners is available on the consultant's website, http://sites.kittelson.com/BakerCityIAMPs/Downloads.
  • Idaho Power has proposed a 500KV power line that would traverse Baker County. To learn more about the proposal, please visit the project website, http://www.boardmantohemingway.com. The Planning Department has a copy of the draft available for review in our office.

  • Baker Couty Planning
    1995 Third St Suite 131
    Baker City, OR 97814
    Phone: (541) 541-523-8219
    Fax: (541) 541-523-5925
    General E-mail: planning@bakercounty.org