Planning Services

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The Planning Division provides a wide variety of current and long-range planning services for the community.  For General Planning questions, please call (541) 388-5580 and select option 3 or email us at

  • Our services typically involve meeting with applicants and the community, providing public notice of upcoming projects, coordinating and resolving public and agency comments, reviewing projects according to the State's and City's laws, rules, and codes, and making this process open to the public.
  • We provide guidance and permitting for development projects such as site plans, land divisions, changes of use, historic preservation, and more.
  • We also provide long-range planning services involving working with citizens and governing bodies to plan for and manage Bend's growth.
  • Please review the Planning Process Flowcharts for assistance with developing your project.  Table 1.2.100 in the Development Code (see link below) can help you determine the type of project you have.

Our services involve applying the following laws, codes, and specifications to projects involving current development proposals and managing long-range growth for the City of Bend.

Laws, Rules, Codes Brief Description

State of Oregon Planning Goals & Rules

Policies, rules, and laws applying to all of Oregon's jurisdictions
Comprehensive Plan Policies guiding growth and development in Bend
Development Code Specific rules guiding development in Bend that implement the General Plan
Historic Preservation Codes and Regulations Special development standards for historic structures and historic districts
Other Codes in Code Library Building codes, engineering specifications, and other standards apply to development

We work on many different projects and have information available to assist your research of current and past planning projects.  Please click on the subjects or resources below of interest to you.

Current Planning Applications (reports)
Bend Central Area Plan 
Bend Central District Multimodal Mixed-Use Area
ePlans Public Viewer Access
Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs)
General Plan Map
Historic Preservation
Map Library:  Flood Plain, General Plan, Transportation System Plan, Sign District, Subdivision, and other useful maps
Mirror Pond
On-line Planning Application Tracking
Planning Services Applications and Fees
Planning Staff Reports (coming soon)
Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) Expansion and Remand Task Force (RTF)

We also serve various governing bodies such as the City Council, Planning Commission, Historic Landmarks Commission, and advisory committees.

 Governing Body, Commission, or Committee
City Council
Hearings Officer
Landmarks Commission (Historic)
Bend Planning Commission
Other Committees

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