The Land Use Planning office issues development permits for new or replacement single-family residential homes, accessory structures and grading of lands requests for land located outside city limits or urban growth boundaries. A development permit is required to build a new home.
After a development permit is issued, Clatsop County’s Building Codes Division reviews building plans and determines which building permits are necessary to comply with Oregon State Laws.
Apply for a Development Permit
To apply for a development permit, you will need to verify whether the proposed use is a permitted use in the zone. You can do this by looking up the zoning of the property. You will also need to provide documentation of a source of water; that the property is on a sewer system or that a septic system can be installed, and that the property will have legal access.
Additional documents may be necessary for a development permit. These links provide assistance in the development permit process.
- Development Permit-Constructing a New Single Family Dwelling
- Accessory Structure Guide
- Erosion Control Guidance
- Lot-of-Record Determination Application
- Rural Address Application
- Road Approach Permit
Development Permit Links