About Us

About Us

Land Use Planning Division staff provides technical information to the general public, real estate agents, attorneys, surveyors, engineers and land use professionals through over-the-counter, telephone, e-mail and fax requests. Staff provides site specific information, including land use procedures and criteria requirements. The Land Use Planning Division also assigns rural addresses and handles code violation complaints.

Land Use Planning provides support to the Southwest Coastal Citizens Advisory Committee (Arch Cape Design Review), the Clatsop County Planning Commission, and the Board of County Commissioners on land use issues, including development permits, conditional uses, comprehensive and zoning map amendments, variances, partitions, subdivisions, and review of permits in geologic hazard and flood hazard zones.

Clatsop County's Land Use Planning and Building Codes divisions work together to ensure compatibility and permitting compliance for both planning and building regulations. Staff also coordinates and collaborates with federal, state and local permitting agencies.


  • Reach us by phone at: (503) 325-8611
  • Fax us at: (503) 338-3606
  • E-mail us at: comdev@co.clatsop.or.us
  • Mail your inquiries to:

Clatsop County Community Development
Land Use Planning Division
800 Exchange St., Suite 100
Astoria, OR 97103

We are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.