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Lake County Planning Department


Darwin Johnson Jr.
Planning Director
513 Center Street
Lakeview, Oregon 97630
Fax: (541)947-2144

The Lake County Planning Departments responsibilities include the preparation and maintenance of the County's Land Use Plan, processing requests for special district annexations, county road naming and vacations, and the administration and implementation of zoning ordinances.  Our Planning Department works to provide needed information and technical assistance and provides assistance to the Lake County Planning Commission and the Lake County Board of Commissioners.

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the Lake County Board of Commissioners are seeking volunteers for vacated Positions 2 & 3 (preferred south Lake County residents) on the Planning Commission. Volunteers would participate in public hearings in which land-use proposals on private property, located outside the town/city limits of Lakeview and Paisley required to be reviewed for compliance with Local and State law, compatibility with adjacent property land-uses, and suitability given the properties size, location, physical constraints, etc. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for a four year term. Regular meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Lake County Courthouse located at 513 Center St. in Lakeview, and occasionally in other meeting places in the various rural communities within the county. Meetings typically last from one to three hours. The positions are unpaid; however, Lake County will reimburse for mileage costs relating to meeting attendance. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Lake County Planning Commission, please stop by the Lake County Planning department or Board of County Commissioners Assistant’s Office to pick up an application, or call 541-947-6036 to get one mailed to you. The application is also available at  Please respond as soon as possible and before August 18th so the Planning Commission can review the applicants before making a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners.

Positions open until filled.

2015 Planning Commission Schedule

Planning Commission Agendas & Meeting Minutes

Please Note:  The Planning Commission normally does not meet during the month
of December

The Planning Department is located on the main floor of the Courthouse, Room 215. 

If you are attempting to develop land in Lake County, please see the following information list:

Developing Land In Lake County

The following link is for copies of the Tax Assessor's Maps in PDF form.


Forms & Applications

Comprehensive Plan & Ordinances

Zone Maps


Type I - Conditional Use Permit

Comprehensive Plan
Plan Map & Guidelines
Planning Guidelines
Appendix (part 1)
Appendix (part 2)


Type II - Conditional Use Permit


Christmas Valley

Temporary Mobile Home Placement

Lake County Zoning Ordinance (full)

City of Paisley

Road Naming Instructions

Table of Contents - Zone Ordinance

Fort Rock

Road Naming

Index - Zoning Ordinance

New Pine Creek

Lot Line Adjustment -
Check Fee Schedule



Plot Plan

The Lake County Land Development Ordinance  

Silver Lake



Summer Lake

Land Division


Replacement Dwelling




Zone/Comprehensive Amendment


Zoning Permit


Addressing Application


Right of Way Permit Application


Nuisance Complaint Form

 The Lake County Nuisance     Ordinance  

Sign Application