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Land use and zoning permits for activities on all lands outside the Urban Growth Boundary of the three Cities:  Partitioning; Property Line Adjustments; Conditional and Permitted Use Permits, Ag Exempt Permits; GIS mapping services; Wild and Scenic Waterways and Flood Zone Determination; Comprehensive planning and development; Rural Addressing.



The Planning Commission meets as needed. The meetings are held in the Jeanne E. Burch Family Services Building located at 401 Fourth Street; Fossil, OR, unless otherwise published in the newspaper of record.

The Planning Department strives to protect the agricultural and forest lands within the County while promoting responsible development for the benefit of landowners and the economic health of the county as a whole.  Parties interested in building, development, or other actions governed by State statute and the local Wheeler County Zoning Ordinance are encouraged to call the County Planning Department and discuss regulations and possible options for consideration in an effort to promote healthy stewardship of lands within our County.



All building permits for structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and mobile home placement are issued through the State of Oregon Building Codes Division. You may access their information online at www.oregon.gov/bcd, by phone at (541)276-7814, or by email at bcd.info@oregon.gov



Resources

 

Water Master - Wheeler: Phone (541)384-4207

 

Wheeler Soil and Water Conservation District (website):  Phone (541)468-2990

 

Onsite Septic Program (Harney County) (website): 

Jesse Barnes, County Onsite Specialist
Phone: 541-573-8195
Cell Phone: 541-589-2696
Email: jesse@co.harney.or.us

 

State of Oregon Building Codes (website): Phone  (541)276-7814 Pendleton

 

Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (website)

 

DEQ Eastern Region Contacts - Call (541)633-2018 to verify location of septic tanks

 

DEQ Website-Oregon.gov/deq

Oregon Revised Statutes regarding land use planning, Please visit this site for more information.

County Planner

Matt Davis

701 Adams Street

PO Box 447

Fossil, OR 97830

Phone: (541) 763-2126

Email: planning@co.wheeler.or.us

Hours: Monday - Friday

8:00 am-5:00 pm

 

 

Planning Commission

Steve Bray, Chair

Kendal Derby, Vice-Chair

Kimmy Sue Lickteig

Deb Stubblefield

Sandy Whitmore

 

WHEELER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

The Wheeler County Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on Thursday, September 8th, 2022, at 5:00 PM to consider:

 

MP-22-001, CUP-22-003 & CUP-22-004. A proposed partition of tax lot 3006 in Township 08 South, Range 23 East to create two discrete Nonfarm Parcels and Conditional Use Permits for the subsequent establishment of a Nonfarm Dwelling on each resulting parcel. The applications were submitted by landowner of record Sandra Taggart and authorized agent Joe Chappell. Applicable criteria are set forth in Wheeler County Zoning Ordinance (WCZO) 5.8 (12) and WCZO 3.1 (14)(c);

 

Staff reports and all application materials will be available at the Wheeler County Planning Department 7 days prior to the hearing. The meeting will be held in the Jeanne E. Burch Building Floor located at 401 Fourth St., Fossil, OR 97830.