Planning Department


Baker County is in the process of adopting revisions to the Baker County Zoning Ordinance. The Baker County Board of Commissioners will hold public hearings on the proposed changes on Wednesday, January 6 and Wednesday, January 20, 2021. A summary of the proposed changes and a full draft of the zoning ordinance will be posted to this website on December 16, 2020. Please contact the Planning Department at 541-523-8219 if you have any questions.

Adopting Ordinance 2021-01
Planning Commission Recommendation to the Board of Commissioners
Draft Zoning Ordinance

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.

  • Baker County 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