To determine which code applies to a property, contact our office or use our online planning map.

Zoning Code

Chapter 39 became effective on November 24, 2018. Any land use application that started before November 24, 2018 will continue to be governed by the previous codes:

You can track how every section of the old code was renumbered, modified or deleted:

Development Code

Comprehensive Plan

The Multnomah County Comprehensive Plan describes the policies that guide decisions made by Land Use Planning as well as the relationship between Multnomah County land use decisions and the policies adopted by the Metro Council and statewide planning agencies.

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Multnomah County was the first county with land within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area to adopt regulations implementing the Management Plan for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Those regulations became effective on June 22, 1993 after concurrence by the Secretary of Agriculture. Since that date, Multnomah County has reviewed over 200 land development proposals for compliance with the scenic, cultural, natural and recreational resource guidelines of the Management Plan as implemented through the Multnomah County Zoning Code.