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Required City and County Reporting

Cities and counties in Oregon are required to submit certain land use decisions to DLCD. These reporting requirements are specified in state statute and administrative rule, and summarized below.

Post Acknowledgment Plan Amendments (PAPAs)

State law requires that proposed changes to local comprehensive plans, supporting documents to comprehensive plans (such as transportation system plans and special area plans), and implementing regulations be submitted to DLCD for review. Following the review and local government adoption, the adopted amendment must also be submitted to DLCD. These plan amendments are formally known as "Post-Acknowledgment Plan Amendments" (PAPA). PAPAs can be submitted to DLCD via PAPA Online, a web-based online reporting tool. Alternatively, PAPAs can be submitted via email or standard mail delivery. More information on submission requirements and the online tool can be found on the PAPA Amendments web page.

This reporting requirement applies to both cities and counties.

Development Applications

ORS 197.178 requires cities with populations greater than 25,000, and Metro, to report each year on applications received for residential land use permits and residential zone changes (e.g., land divisions, multifamily design review, etc.). Reporting must include information about whether the application was approved, the density approved, and how long the city took to process the application. DLCD provides a Microsoft Excel template to cities and Metro each year in order to fulfill the requirements of this statute.

This reporting requirement applies to all cities with populations greater than 25,000 and to Metro.

Metropolitan Service District (Metro) Report of Performance Measures

Metro is required to compile and report on performance measures described in ORS 197.301 at least once every two years. DLCD provides a Microsoft Excel template to Metro every 2 years to fulfill the requirements of this statute.

This reporting requirement applies only to the Portland Metro area.

Housing Production

All cities with a population greater than 10,000 must report annually on housing production. DLCD provides a Microsoft Excel template for cities to use to comply with this reporting requirement. Cities that are larger than 10,000 in population with severely rent burdened households must also complete a survey and hold a public meeting. These requirements are a result of the HB 4006 (2018). More detailed information on reporting requirements and deadlines, as well as helpful resources, can be found on the Reporting for Housing page.

This reporting requirement applies to all cities with a population greater than 10,000.

Measures 37 and 49 Notices of Application and Decision

Measure 37 Notices: OAR 660-041-0030 requires cities, counties and Metro to mail notice to DLCD's Salem office of all applications and all final written decisions on a Measure 37 Permit, filed with or made by the city, county or Metro. Measure 37 Permits include: vested rights determinations, partitions, subdivisions, parcel line adjustments, dwellings, or any use that could only be approved under a Measure 37 Waiver.

Measure 49 Notices: OAR 660-041-0170 requires counties to mail written notice to DLCD's Salem office of all applications and all final written decisions for development under a Measure 49 home site authorization or court order.

Measures 37 and 49 Notices: All notices of application must be mailed to DLCD's Salem office at least ten (10) calendar days before any deadline for comment on the application. If there is no opportunity for comment, then the notice must be sent ten (10) days before the decision becomes final. All notices of final decision must be mailed to DLCD's Salem office within ten (10) calendar days of the date of the final written decision.

Notices must include:

  1. A copy of any notice provided under ORS 197.195, 197.365, 197.615, 197.763, 227.175 or 215.416;
  2. The claim number of the Measure 37 Waiver OR the Measure 49 Authorization issued by the State of Oregon;
  3. The name of the present owner of the Measure 37 Claim Property;
  4. A copy of the final written decision;
  5. For a Measure 37 Permit, the terms of the State's Measure 37 Waiver as applicable criteria in the subject Land Use Application; and
  6. For a Measure 37 Permit, a copy of the applicable Measure 37 Waiver issued by the city, county, or by Metro

Mail notices to:

OR Dept. of Land Conservation and Development
635 Capitol St. NE Ste. 150
Salem, OR 97301

For more information about Measure 49 and Measure 37, go to the Measure 49 section of our web site.

This reporting requirement applies to cities, counties, and Metro.

Farm and Forest Decision Reporting

ORS 197.065 requires DLCD to submit a report to the Legislature every two years that summarizes county decisions on land use applications in exclusive farm use, forest, and mixed farm-forest zoning districts. DLCD provides an online tool and instructions for counties required to report this information. The Farm and Forest Biennial Report prepared by DLCD analyzes the county decisions and other matters relevant to the protection of farm and forest land in Oregon. The most recent report can be found on the Publications webpage.

A list of county farm and forest land decisions that were reported to DLCD is available from DLCD's Farm Forest Online Reports. Members of the public who are interested in obtaining copies of county decisions must submit a public records request.

This reporting requirement applies to all counties.

Sage-Grouse Registry

The "Sage-Grouse Rule", OAR 660-023-0115, was written in response to the threat of listing Sage-Grouse as an endangered species in Oregon. The Sage-Grouse Rule directed DLCD to create a registry to track human development that occurs over time in the sage-grouse habitat to ensure that sage-grouse habitat used for mating and rearing is not developed in ways that harm the sage-grouse population. It directs counties to review applications for development permits using avoidance and mitigation criteria. The rule also set a limit on the amount of core sage-grouse habitat that can be lost to new development. The department created an online tool to record this data and track development over time.

This reporting requirement applies to counties that have Sage-Grouse habitat: Baker, Crook, Deschutes, Harney, Lake, Malheur, and Union.

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