When the legislature passes a statute on land use planning, the Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) is often directed to create or update rules that Oregonians can use to understand and comply with state law. The legislature designates this power to the Land Conservation and Development Commission in ORS 197.040.
The rulemaking authority of LCDC is limited to rules that apply to land use. The guiding statute further lists specific steps that the commission must follow to ensure that interested parties and the public can give input.
DLCD places great value on community engagement and feedback in all stages of rulemaking and policy development. Rulemaking activities conducted by the agency will involve advisory committees made up of stakeholders and members of the public. Oregonians who want to stay informed or become involved in DLCD policy development work related to the housing can sign up for DLCD email updates.
For more information about agency and LCDC rulemaking, please refer to the Land Conservation and Development Rulemaking page.
House Bill 2001 Rulemaking
House Bill 2001 (2023) directs the Land Conservation and Development Commission to adopt and amend rules related to Goals 10 (Housing) and 14 (Urbanization) as well as housing- and urbanization-related sections of Oregon Revised Statute (ORS 197.286 to 197.314). The intent of this rulemaking is to redirect the implementation of Goal 10 from a narrow focus on housing capacity towards a more comprehensive framework that emphasizes local actions to promote housing production, affordability, and choice within their community and across the state.
House Bill 2001 (2023) gives funding to DLCD to engage in a rulemaking process that will conclude by January 1, 2026.
The Land Conservation and Development Commission is directed by statute to adopt rules in three major subject areas:
- Housing Needs and Production
- Housing Capacity and Urbanization
- Housing Accountability Framework
Climate and Housing
DLCD's programs link together to increase housing and transportation choices while supporting climate goals. The Climate-Friendly and Equitable Communities and Oregon Housing Needs Analysis are two policy initiatives carrying this work forward together.
Increasing Housing Production and Transportation Choices
Rulemaking Topic Areas
Advisory Committee Meetings
Housing Needs and Production TAC
Housing Capacity and Urbanization TAC
Housing Accountability and Framework TAC