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Lake County Planning Department


Darwin Johnson Jr.
Planning Director
513 Center Street
Lakeview, Oregon 97630
Fax: (541)947-2144

given that the Lake County Board of Commissioners is seeking a volunteer for Planning Commission Position – 1. Appointed Planning Commission members participate in public hearings in which land-use proposals on private property, located outside the town/city limits of Lakeview/Paisley which are required to be reviewed for compliance with Local and State law, compatibility with adjacent property land-uses, and suitability given the properties size, location, physical constraints, etc. Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for a four year term. Regular meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm in the Lake County Courthouse located at 513 Center St. in Lakeview, and occasionally in other meeting places in the various rural communities within the county. Meetings typically last from one to three hours. The positions are unpaid; however, reimbursement will be paid for mileage costs relating to meeting attendance for those living outside of the Lakeview area. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Lake County Planning Commission, please stop by the Lake County Planning department or Board of County Commissioners Assistant’s Office to pick up an application, or call 541-947-6036 to get one mailed to you. The application is also available at  Please respond as soon as possible so the Planning Commission can review the applicants before making a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. Position 1 is to be filled by a North Lake County resident if possible so as to meet geographical requirements by State law and adopted By-laws. The position will remain open until a recommendation from the Planning Commission to the Board of Commissioners is made. Contact Planning Director, Darwin Johnson for more information.

The Lake County Planning Departments responsibilities include the preparation and maintenance of the County's Land Use Plan, processing requests for special district annexations, county road naming and vacations, and the administration and implementation of zoning ordinances.  Our Planning Department works to provide needed information and technical assistance and provides assistance to the Lake County Planning Commission and the Lake County Board of Commissioners. 

                                           2017 Planning Commission Schedule

2018 Planning Commission Schedule


 Planning Commission Agendas & Meeting Minutes 2007

 Planning Commission Agendas & Meeting Minutes 2008 - 2014
 Planning Commission Agendas & Meeting Minutes 2015 -

The Planning Department is located on the main floor of the Courthouse, Room 215. 

If you are attempting to develop land in Lake County, please see the following information list:

Developing Land In Lake County

The following link is for copies of the Tax Assessor's Maps in PDF form.


Forms & Applications

Comprehensive Plan & Ordinances

Zone Maps

Type I - Conditional Use Permit

Comprehensive Plan
Plan Map & Guidelines
Planning Guidelines
Appendix (part 1)
Appendix (part 2)


Type II - Conditional Use Permit


Christmas Valley

Temporary Mobile Home Placement

Lake County Zoning Ordinance (full)

City of Paisley

Road Naming Instructions

Table of Contents - Zone Ordinance

Fort Rock

Road Naming

Index - Zoning Ordinance

New Pine Creek

Lot Line Adjustment -
Check Fee Schedule



Plot Plan

The Lake County Land Development Ordinance  

Silver Lake

Authorization - Agent Form


Summer Lake

Land Division


Replacement Dwelling




Zone/Comprehensive Amendment


Zoning Permit


Addressing Application


Right of Way Permit Application


Sign Application