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City Planners within the Land Use Services Division guide applicants, citizens, and other governmental agencies through all phases of the development review process as they relate to zoning regulations. Zoning regulations are land use regulations and policies that implement community goals and protect community resources while guiding new development. Zoning regulations affect all new construction, most alterations, commercial occupancy changes, property line changes and most site development activity including some tree cutting and landscaping.
Understand zoning, what is allowed on property and how zoning relates to permit issuance.
The Land Use Services Division of the Bureau of Development Services offers several types of early assistance prior to submittal of a land use review application or permit.
Information on specific land use review, procedures, timelines and submittal requirements.
Review public notices, hearings agendas, pre-application conferences and decisions.
General information regarding planning services other than land use reviews, their fees and links to application forms.
Bureau of Planning and Sustainability planning projects and programs
Browse and Submit a Regulatory Improvement Request
Introductory resources on Portland's land use and development system.