Land Use Processes and Forms

The following is a list of common application types and links to pertinent information for each. If you do not see the application type you are looking for on this list or have additional questions, please contact the Planner on Duty.

The primary code section is included with each application type below; however, the review of land use applications include all applicable sections of the Development Code.

 

Application Type Resources
Accessory Dwelling Unit  

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type II Timeline and Process (no Pre-Application Conference required)

GCDC 10.0100 - Accessory Dwellings

Development Permit Application Form 
Annexation 

Instruction Packet 

GCDC Appendix 1 - Annexations

Pre-Application Conference Packet (with Application)

Annexation Application 
Code Interpretation 

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type I Timeline and Process 

GCDC 11.0107 - Development Procedures

Development Permit Application Form 

Condo Conversion and Plat 

Condo conversions are a two-step process involving a preliminary land use application, which is processed as a Type II application, and a final condo plat. The two applications may be processed concurrently.

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type II Timeline and Process (no Pre-Application Conference required)

GCDC 10.0400 - Conversion of Residential Units

GCDC 6.0020 - Condominiums

State of Oregon Real Estate Agency 

ORS Chapter 92 - Subdivisions and Partitions

ORS Chapter 94 - Real Property Development

Development Permit Application Form 

Design Commission 

Design Advice or Consult Application Form 

Design Commission Materials Checklist - Advice and Consult 

Design Commission Materials Checklist - Hearing 

Design Review 

To determine which level of design review is required for your proposal, contact the Planner on Duty.

Design Review B 

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type I Timeline and Process 

GCDC 7.0003 - Exemption to Site Design Review

Development Permit Application Form 

Design Review C 

Information Sheet - To receive a general checklist, you may contact the Planner on Duty.

Type II Timeline and Process (no pre-application conference required)

GCDC 7.0000 - Purpose and Authority

GCDC 7.0200 - Standards and Criteria

Development Permit Application Form 

Application Narratives 

Design Review D 

Design and Special Use Review Submittal Checklist 

Type II Timeline and Process 

GCDC 7.0000 - Purpose and Authority

GCDC 7.0200 - Standards and Criteria

Pre-Application Conference Packet (w/ Application) - A submittal checklist tailored to your project will be provided at the pre-application conference.  To receive a general checklist, you may contact the Planner on Duty.

Development Permit Application Form 

Early Neighborhood Notification Form 

Application Narratives 

Design Review E 

Type III Timeline 

Please contact the Planner on Duty.

Extension to Previously Granted Approval 

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type I Timeline and Process 

GCDC 11.0106 - Extensions

Development Permit Application Form 

 Fees for Development Permits    
Food and Beverage Carts 

Development Permit Application Form 

Food and Beverage Carts Permit Information Brochure 

Commercial Business License Application 

Food Carts - Summary of Fees 

Food and Beverage Carts - Submittal Checklist 

Multnomah County License Application 

Multnomah County Mobile Food Unit Plan Review Packet 

Multnomah County Food Carts 

Type II Application Time Line - No Pre-Application Conference

Habitat Conservation Area (HCA) Habitat Conservation Area - Restrictive Covenant Recitals 
Historic Alteration 

Submittal Checklist 

GCDC 5.0300 - Historic and Cultural Landmarks Overlay District

GCDC Appendix 4.000 - Historic and Cultural Landmarks

Development Permit Application Form 

Application Narratives 

Type III Timeline and Process 

Historic Designation 

Submittal Checklist 

GCDC 5.0300 - Historic and Cultural Landmarks Overlay District

GCDC Appendix 4.000 - Historic and Cultural Landmarks

Development Permit Application Form 

Historic Resource Survey Form 

Application Narratives 

Home Occupation   

Type I Home Occupation 

New permit or to renew an existing permit, contact Business Licensing at
503-618-2370.

Type I Home Occupation Permit Application 

Type II Home Occupation 

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type II Timeline and Process (no pre-application conference required)

GCDC 10.1500 - Home Occupations

Development Permit Application Form 
Incomplete Land Use Application  Applicant's Options 
Land Division - Subdivision or Partition   

Preliminary Application 

Submittal Checklist 

Pre-application Conference Packet (w/ Application) - A submittal checklist tailored to your project would be provided at the pre-application meeting.  To receive a general checklist, you may contact the Planner on Duty.

Type II Timeline and Process 

GCDC 6.0200 - Partitions and Subdivisions

Is my Lot a Lot of Record? 

Early Neighborhood Notification 

Development Permit Application Form 

Application Narratives 

Final Plat Application 

Final Plat Timeline and Process 

GCDC 6.0400 - Land Division Final Plat Requirements

Development Permit Application Form 

Application Narratives 

Lot Line Adjustment or Consolidation 

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type I Timeline and Process 

GCDC 6.0100 - Lot Line Adjustments & Lot Consolidations

Is my Lot a Lot of Record? 

Development Permit Application Form 

 Fast Track Lot Line Adjustment 

Fast Track Lot Line Adjustment 
Plan Map Amendment  GCDC 12.0000 
Non-Conforming Uses and Development 

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type I Timeline and Process 

Type II Timeline and Process (no pre-application conference required)

Type II Timeline and Process 

Type III Timeline and Process 

Development Permit Application Form 

Section 8.0200 - Existing and Non-conforming Uses and Development

Application Narratives 

Single-Family Residential 

This application is required for new single family detached dwellings on vacant lots of record that have never been developed with a single family dwelling.  Subdivision lots are exempt from this requirement.

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type I Timeline and Process 

Is my Lot a Lot of Record? 

Development Permit Application Form 
Special Uses  

Communication Facility Co-Location (Type I)

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type I Timeline and Process 

GCDC 8.0100 - Special Use Review

Development Permit Application Form 

 All Other Uses Subject to Special Use Review 

To determine the level of Special Use Review required, see the Special Use Review section of the Development Code.

Design and Special Use Review Submittal Checklist 

Type I Timeline and Process 

Type II Timeline and Process 

Type III Timeline and Process 

GCDC 8.0100 - Special Use Review

Pre-Application Conference Packet (with Application; for Type II and III only) - A submittal checklist tailored to your project will be provided at the pre-application conference. To receive a general checklist, you may contact the Planner on Duty.

Early Neighborhood Notification 

Development Permit Application Form 

Application Narratives 
Temporary Health Hardship Dwelling Permits 

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type I Timeline and Process 

Section 10.1300 - Temporary Health Hardship Dwelling

Development Permit Application Form 

Temporary Use Permits 

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type I Timeline and Process 

Type II Timeline and Process (no Pre-Application Conference required)

GCDC 10.1400 - Temporary Uses

Development Permit Application Form 

Timeline Extension/Waiver  Complete Application 
Trees 

Buffer Tree List 

Buffer Tree Removal Permit 

Hazard Tree Removal Permit 

Parking Lot Tree List 

Parking Lot Tree Removal Permit  

Significant Tree Pruning Permit 

Street Tree List 

Street Tree Removal Permit 

Tree Planing and Care Tips 

Tree Removal Permit Exemption 

Type II Tree Removal Permit - Information Sheet and Checklist 

Variances and Adjustments 

Information Sheet and Submittal Checklist 

Type II Timeline and Process (no Pre-Application Conference required) (minor variance)

Type III Timeline and Process (major variance)

GCDC 10.1500 - Variance and Adjustment Procedures

Early Neighborhood Notification (major variance only)

Development Permit Application Form 

Application Narratives 

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