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.
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
Howard Palmer, Building Program Tech
Brett Thomas, GIS/Building Assistant
Current Land Use Applications and Potential Decisions:
- 7-08 (Redwine - Non-Farm Dwelling)
- Harney County Land Use Application #17-08 - Non Farm Dwelling: Staff Report
- Approved by Planning Commission at 5/17-17 public hearing
- Findings & Decision in draft
- 17-05 (Bouman – Farm Dwelling)
- Currently under notification period (Deadline for comments - 6/14/17)
- 17-05 Adjacent Notice
- 17-09 (South Burns Solar Farm LLC. - Solar Energy Facility)
- Currently notification period
- Public Review Hearing set for 6/21/17, 7:00pm – Harney County Circuit Court Room
- 17-09 Adjacent Land Notice
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.
Click on the permit name to open, view and print; in PDF format.
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Have a question? Call, visit or email our offices!
- Follow this link to make online payments to the Harney County Planning Department via Convenient Payments
- Harney County Planning Department Fees
- Harney County Planning Commission
- County Land Sale List, Application to Purchase County Owned Land, and Policy
- Mineral Rights Application
- Planning Documents: The most fundamental planning documents related to Harney County
- The Planning Commissioners' Handbook: The resources offered to the Harney County Planning Commission are found here with the full text of each document and links to other valuable sites.
- Oregon Statewide Planning Goals: Learn more about Oregon Land Use rules, regulations, and planning by visiting the Department of Land Conservation & Development website.Land Use Board of Appeals: Land
- Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) Get the latest LUBA opinions and information.