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Lake County Planning Department

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

NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the Lake County Board of Commissioners is seeking two (2) volunteers to serve on the Planning Commission: Position 2 (South Lake) and Position 7 (Central Lake). Volunteers participate in public hearings regarding land-use proposals on private property, located outside the town/city limits of Lakeview and Paisley which are required to be reviewed for compliance with Local and State law, and compatibility with adjacent property land uses, and suitability given the property’s size, location, physical constraints, etc. Ideally, 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 at other meeting places in the various rural communities within the county. Meetings typically last from one to two hours. The positions are unpaid; however, reimbursement will be paid for mileage costs relating to meeting attendance.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Planning Commission, please stop by the Planning Department or Board of County Commissioners Assistant’s Office to pick up an application, or call 541-947-6036 to get one mailed/emailed to you. The application is also available at Please respond as soon as possible, preferably before December 7, 2021 at close of business so the Planning Commission can review the applicants before making a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners.

Publish Dates: October 6th & 20th, November 3rd & 17th, and December 1st, 2021

The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 19, 2021 and will be by call-in dialing the number 877-411-9748, access code 8038540, or by video conference by request. You may attend in person at the County Courthouse at 513 Center Street, Lakeview, Oregon. The meeting will start promptly at 6pm. If you have any questions please email me at above link.  All application materials and staff reports will be available prior to the hearing, request a copy by email at the above link.

Applications being reviewed on the 19th of October are:
File 21-070-CUP (Harding - Non-Farm Dwelling)
File 21-071-CUP (Blay - Non-Farm Dwelling)
File 21-072-CUP (Blay - Non-Farm Dwelling)

The Board of Commissioners will have their first hearing on the Blue Marmot Solar Project on Oct 6th at 1pm in the Board of Commissioners meeting room of the Courthouse. Below is a link to the application. All comments and attachments to the record are available upon request. Contact the Planning Department for a copy of anything in the record.

File 21-052-CUP 21-053-CP and 21-054-VAR (Blue Marmot IX - PV Solar, with Goal Exception, and Variance, see Application)

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.

2021 Planning Commission Schedule

         Planning Commission Agendas & Meeting Minutes 2007

Planning Commission Agendas & Meeting Minutes 2008 - 2014
Planning Commission Agendas & Meeting Minutes 2015 - 2019
Planning Commission Agendas & Meeting Minutes 2020 -

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

Lake County, including the Town of Lakeview and City of Paisley have completed updating our "Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP), which has been approved by the OEM and FEMA:

Lake County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan - July 2020

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

 The following is the GIS Online App:

New GIS Online Mapping Application (provided in contract by Harney County)

Forms & Applications

Comprehensive Plan & Ordinances

Zone Maps

Type I - Conditional Use Permit

Comprehensive Plan 


Type II - Conditional Use Permit


Christmas Valley

Temporary Mobile Home Placement

Zoning Ordinance

City of Paisley

Road Naming Instructions


Fort Rock

Road Naming

Land Development Ordinance

New Pine Creek

Lot Line Adjustment -
Check Fee Schedule



Plot Plan


Silver Lake

Authorization - Agent Form


Summer Lake

Land Division


Replacement Dwelling




Zone/Comprehensive Amendment


Zoning Permit


Addressing Application


Right of Way Permit Application


Sign Application