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 PLANNING COMMISSION

 

NOTICE is hereby given that an Evidentiary Hearing regarding Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ord. amendment to move the review of dwellings not in conjunction with farm use ("Non-Farm Dwellings") within an EFRU zone from a type 3 decision/review to a type 2 decision/review. Criteria for establishing a non-farm dwelling will remain unchanged. (Local File No. 22-18). The meeting will be held before the Harney County Planning Commission in the County Court Meeting Room at the Harney County Courthouse, 450 N. Buena Vista, Burns, Oregon on Wednesday, June  15th, 2022 at the hour of 7:00pm. As with all local legislative hearings/meetings, public participation is strongly encouraged. If you wish to review the staff report and proposed mapping updates they will be posted on the Harney County website at (click here) and copies of all materials being discussed will be available at the meeting. 

  

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

 

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

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

 

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