PORT WESTWARD - Post Acknowledgement Plan Amendment (LUBA Remand)
The Planning Division is responsible for reviewing all development proposals within Columbia County's jurisdiction.
If you own property in Columbia County, or are considering purchasing or developing property, contact us first and we will assist you in navigating the land use process by providing information related to zoning, permitting, dividing land, general land development, structure placement, and if your property contains environmental constraints such as floodplain, wetlands or other sensitive habitat areas.
Provides land use consultations about how to develop property and delivers technical planning information to the general public
Processes land use applications including public notifications and zoning ordinance analysis
Reviews building permit applications for zoning compliance
Provides staff support to the seven Citizen Planning Advisory Committees (CPAC), the county's Planning Commission and the Board of County Commissioners on planning and zoning issues
Manages special planning and grant funded projects.
Develops, maintains and implements the Columbia County Comprehensive Plan and Zoning maps
Administers, maintains and processes amendments to the Zoning Code and Subdivision Ordinance
Coordinates all plans and studies concerning land use activity within the county's planning boundaries
Conducts major updates to the county Comprehensive Plan
Coordinates with other public agencies regarding environmental issues such as floodplains, wetlands and wildlife habitat