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Bend's Codes are a set of policies governing planning, allowed uses, land divisions, change of uses, site plans, etc., within the City.

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  • Small Wireless Facilities & Eligible Facilities Request Code Updates // Effective 4/3/19

    PZ-19-0037 Amendments to BDC Chapter 3.7 Wireless and Broadcast Communications Facilities – Standards and Process and Chapter 4.1, Development Review and Procedures.

    03/04/2019 2:22 PM

  • Plexes Code Updates // Effective 1/18/19

    PZ-18-0825 Plexes - Amendments include but are not limited to the following: smaller lots sizes for duplexes and triplexes with .60 FAR in the RS with the exception that new subdivisions will not be subject to FAR for lots not adjacent to existing RS properties; removes architectural design...

    03/04/2019 2:22 PM

  • Citywide Map Alignment Project // Effective 11/2/18

    PZ-17-0433 MAP – Approved the Map Alignment Project (MAP) aligning the Zoning Map and the Comprehensive Plan map for approximately 1,916 acres in the City of Bend. Go to ePlans and enter 17-0433 in search box.

    03/04/2019 2:20 PM

  • Code Updates // Effective 10/19/18

    PZ-18-0524 Code Updates – Amendments include but are not limited to the following: definitions for bay window, cantilever; side entry garage backing distance minimum 20 ft; minimum lot depth reduced from 80ft to 50ft for lot dimensions in RS, RM, RH; lot coverage increased for 2-story and above...

    03/04/2019 2:18 PM

  • ADU Sidewalk // Effective 6/15/18

    PZ-18-0193 removed the sidewalk requirement for ADUs. Refer to B.

    03/04/2019 2:15 PM

  • Code Updates // Effective 5/23/18

    PZ-17-0554 – Amendments include but are not limited to the following: updates to Signs; definitions for basement, building height, floor area, home business, infill, kitchen, wet bar; FAR increased from .50 to .60, with no garage deduction for Building Mass and Scale...

    03/04/2019 2:12 PM

  • Affordable Housing Code Amendments // Effective 6/5/15

    PZ-15-0037 - Affordable Housing Code amendments include but are not limited to the following: cottage housing development standards; density bonus for affordable housing, see C.

    03/04/2019 2:06 PM

For more details please go to Ordinance List and Disposition Table.


State of Oregon Planning Goals and Rules - Policies, rules, and laws applying to all of Oregon's jurisdictions.

System Development Charge Ordinances - Impact fees for developments and deferrals.

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