Land Use Planning serves the unincorporated areas of Multnomah County with two functions:

  • Current Planning helps property owners and applicants with their development and land use proposals. If you have a question, contact our Planner of the Day.
  • Long Range Planning serves the broader community by creating and updating zoning codes and the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Code Compliance resolves code violations. We work with the property owner, starting with education and voluntary compliance.


Conserve natural resources and guide land uses and the transportation system to sustain and enhance the communities of Multnomah County.


Protection and Preservation

Protect and preserve natural and built environment by applying and interpreting planning laws uniformly and fairly while responding to and facilitating change. 

Fairness & Equality

Uphold high ethical standards and professional integrity to achieve fairness and equality when developing and implementing policies. 


Reflect community values through improving health and safety, promoting livability, protecting and preserving the environment, and providing quality government services.

Trust and Empowerment

Demonstrate to the community that their government is working for them by building trust and empowerment through supporting community planning, engaging in ongoing dialogue, transparency, and education. 

Work/Life Balance 

We strive to provide an environment that encourages and reinforces a healthy work-life balance.

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Office Closure

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our offices in Gresham are currently closed to the public. Customers are being served by phone, email and by US mail. This page will be updated when the office reopens.