Planning & Development Services

Planning Department

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
Email: brandon.mcmullen@co.harney.or.us


Howard Palmer, Residential Building Inspector/County Road Historian
Phone: 541-573-8174
Email: howard.palmer@co.harney.or.us

Brett Thomas, GIS/Building Program Tech/Residential Building Inspector
Phone:  541-573-8195
Email: brett.thomas@co.harney.or.us

Jesse Barnes, County Onsite Specialist
Phone: 541-573-2761
Email: jesse@co.harney.or.us

 

Current Events:

NOTICE OF EVIDENTIARY REVIEW HEARING
WITH THE HARNEY COUNTY COURT


NOTICE is hereby given that an evidentiary review hearing before the Harney County Court regarding a proposed zone change designation for Crystal Crane Hot springs is scheduled for Wednesday April 20th, 2022, at the hour of 11:00am in the County Court Meeting Room at the Harney County Courthouse, 450 N. Buena Vista, Burns, Oregon. (Under local File No. 20-04) Applicant is seeking a zone change from EFRU-2 to Limited Use Overlay Zone on 130.42 acres (from a tract of 395.45). Said change will allow owners to further expand with recreational shelters/activities, RV services/spaces, and overnight small cabin accommodations. This is the second evidentiary hearing for the proposal. The Planning Commission approved a motion to recommend the approval of the file to the County Court on their 3/23/2022 meeting.

Crystal Crane Hot springs is located southeast of Burns along High 78 roughly 25 miles, turning left (*north) after Quincy Rd ½ mile.

A copy of the application materials will be available for download on the County Website at https://www.co.harney.or.us/index.php/features/community-business-services/planning-development-services

If there are questions regarding this meeting or any associated materials for review by the County Court, please call Brandon McMullen at (541) 573-6655 or by email: Brandon.mcmullen@co.harney.or.us.

T 24 S., R 33 E.,W.M. TL 8800 LAND IN HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, AS FOLLOWS: IN TOWNSHIP 24 S., RANGE 33 E.,W.M. SECTION 34: N1/2SE1/4 - EXCEPTING THEREFROM HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY CONVEYED TO HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, AND TO THE STATE OF OREGON, BY AND THROUGH ITS STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION, BY DEEDS RECORDED APRIL 22, 1924, IN BOOK 31, PAGE 198, RECORDED AUGUST 15, 1949, IN BOOK 51, PAGE 286, AND RECORDED OCTOBER 6, 1949, IN BOOK 51, PAGE 448, DEED RECORDS.

T 24 S., R 33 E.,W.M. TL 8900 LAND IN HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, AS FOLLOWS: IN TOWNSHIP 24 S., RANGE 33 E.,W.M. SECTION 34: W1/2NE1/4; SE1/4NW1/4; NE1/4SW1/4 - EXCEPTING THEREFROM HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY OVER NE1/4SW1/4 AND THE N1/2SE1/4, CONVEYED TO HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, AND TO THE STATE OF OREGON, BY AND THROUGH ITS STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSION, BY DEEDS RECORDED APRIL 22, 1924, IN BOOK 31, PAGE 198, RECORDED AUGUST 15, 1949, IN BOOK 51, PAGE 286, AND RECORDED OCTOBER 6, 1949, IN BOOK 51, PAGE 448, DEED RECORDS.

T 24 S., R 33 E., W.M. TL 8500 LAND IN HARNEY COUNTY, OREGON, AS FOLLOWS: IN TOWNSHIP 24 S., RANGE 33 E., W.M. SECTION 34: NE1/4NW1/4; NW1/4NW/14; SW1/4NW1/4 AND NW1/4SW1/4 EXCEPTING THEREFROM THAT PORTION LYING WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF HIGHWAY 78.

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.

 

Land Use Fees

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

 

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Land Use
Permits

Septic Permits

Floodplain
Dev. Permit

Building Program

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