Planning Department

Please note, the Planning Department will be closed Friday, May 26, 2017 while moving to the new location. The office will be back open the Tuesday after Memorial Day, May 30, 2017 at 360 N. Alvord. Please view the map below to find our new location.

Planning Department moves to 360 N Alvord

Welcome to the Harney County Planning Department!  Most all of the land use applications, building permits and other documents we use are listed here for download, printing or reviewing right online. 

Brandon McMullen, Planning Director
360 N. Alvord
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-6655
FAX: 541-573-2762

Howard Palmer, Building Program Tech
Phone: 541-573-8174

Brett Thomas, GIS/Building Assistant

Current Events:

Current Land Use Applications and Potential Decisions:

Notice of Decision/Adoption of Ordinance 2012-70-In the matter of ammending the county zoning ordinance Sections 9.030 & Sections 9.040 to update appeal procedures.

Land Use Application Flow Chart:

The process involved with making land use applications under Oregon Land Use Laws and the subsequent County Comprehensive Plan can be difficult to understand so the Planning Department has developed the convenient Land Use Application Flow Chart replicated below.  Follow the link to access a full size version.

Permit Applications
Click on the permit name to open, view and print; in PDF format.





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Land Use

Septic Permits

Dev. Permit

Building Program

Have a question?  Call, visit or email our offices!

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