Post-Acknowledgement Plan Amendments (PAPAs)
Oregon's statewide land use goals are achieved through local comprehensive plans. State law requires each city and county to have a plan, along with zoning and land-division ordinances that put the plan into effect (ORS 197.175).
Comprehensive plans must align with the statewide planning goals. The Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) reviews the plans to make sure they adhere to these goals and planning guidelines. A plan is said to be "acknowledged" when LCDC approves it. The plan then becomes the controlling document for land use in the area it covers.
State law requires local governments to notify DLCD when a comprehensive plan change is proposed or adopted (OAR 660-018). DLCD uses the term "post-acknowledgment plan amendment", or PAPA, for any comprehensive plan change reported to DLCD. Please see the Plan Amendments page for more information.
Notices of Proposed or Adopted Amendments
After a city or county submits its PAPA notice to DLCD, state law requires DLCD to provide public notice of all proposals and adoptions received on a weekly basis (OAR 660-018-0025). In October 2017, DLCD unveiled an on-demand reporting service that allows users to request proposal and adoption summaries at any time. You no longer have to wait for DLCD to post reports to the web site, and you no longer need to sift through old documents to find information that may have been posted in a previous weekly report. Use the links below to see proposal and adoption notices submitted to DLCD by local jurisdictions in Oregon.
Plan Amendment Notification Service
DLCD created a Plan Amendment Notification Service for anyone interested in receiving an automatic notification of comprehensive plan proposals or adoptions received. Interested persons can create an online user account to sign-up for the notification service. Subscribers may select the cities and counties of interest, and when DLCD receives a proposed or adopted amendment from that jurisdiction, it will send an email notification to the subscriber.
If you're interested in signing up for this notification service, click on the link below to get started:
Plan Amendment Notification Service Registration