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Zoning and Development Ordinance

Regulations that guide zoning and development in unincorporated Clackamas County

Every effort is made to keep this site accurate and up to date, however the current version on file at the offices of the Department of Transportation and Development is the final authority. For questions about interpretation of these regulations, please contact the Planning and Zoning Division at 503-742-4500.

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Section 100: Introductory Provisions

101 Title
102 Purpose and Scope
103 Zoning Districts
106 Authorization of Similar Uses

Section 200: General Definitions

201 General
202 Definitions

Section 300: Urban and Rural Residential Districts

315 Urban Low Density Residential (R-2.5, R-5, R-7, R-8.5, R-10, R-15, R-20, and R-30), Village Standard Lot Residential (VR-5/7), Village Small Lot Residential (VR-4/5), Village Townhouse (VTH), Planned Medium Density Residential (PMD), Medium Density Residential (MR-1), Medium High Density Residential (MR-2), High Density Residential (HDR), Village Apartment (VA), Special High Density Residential (SHD), and Regional Center High Density Residential (RCHDR) Districts
316 Rural Area Residential 1-Acre (RA-1), Rural Area Residential 2-Acre (RA-2), Recreational Residential (RR), Rural Residential Farm Forest 5-Acre (RRFF-5), Farm Forest 10-Acre (FF-10), and Future Urban 10-Acre (FU-10) Districts
317 Mountain Recreational Resort (MRR) and Hoodland Residential (HR) Districts

Section 400: Natural Resource Districts

401 Exclusive Farm Use District (EFU)
406 Timber District (TBR)
407 AG/Forest District (AG/F)

Section 500: Commercial Districts

510 Neighborhood Commercial (NC), Community Commercial (C-2), Regional Center Commercial (RCC), Retail Commercial (RTL), Corridor Commercial (CC), General Commercial (c-3), Planned Mixed Use (PMU), Station Community Mixed Use (SCMU), Office Apartment (OA), Office Commercial (OC), and Regional Center Office (RCO) Districts
511 Village Community Service District (VCS)
512 Village Office District (VO)
513 Rural Tourist Commercial (RTC) and Rural Commercial (RC) Districts

Section 600: Industrial Districts

601 Campus Industrial District (CI)
602 Business Park, Light Industrial, and General Industrial Districts (BP, LI and GI)
604 Rural Industrial District (RI)

Section 700: Special Districts

701 General Provisions
702 Open Space Management District (OSM)
703 Floodplain Management District (FMD)
704 River and Stream Conservation Area (RSCA)
705 Willamette River Greenway (WRG)
706 Habitat Conservation Area District (HCAD)
707 Historic Landmark (HL), Historic District (HD), and Historic Corridor (HC)
708 Mineral & Aggregate Overlay District (MAO)
709 Water Quality Resource Area District (WQRAD)
710 Sensitive Bird Habitat District (SBH)
711 Government Camp Open Space Management District (GCOSM)
712 Private Use Airport & Safety Overlay Zone
713 Public Use Airport & Safety Overlay Zones

Section 800: Special Use Requirements

801 General Provisions
802 Two- and Three-Family Dwellings
804 Churches
805 Schools
806 Home Occupations to Host Events
807 Daycare Facilities
808 Cemeteries, Crematories
809 Hospitals
810 Nursing Homes
813 Recreational Vehicle Camping Facilities
814 Drive-In Theaters
815 Produce Stands
817 Auto Wrecking Yards and Junk Yards
818 Surface Mining
819 Sanitary Landfills, Debris Fills, Recycling Centers, Transfer Stations, and Recyclable Dropoff Sites
820 Service Stations
821 Livestock
822 Home Occupations
823 Bus Shelters
824 Manufactured Dwellings
825 Manufactured Dwelling Parks and Manufactured Home Parks
827 Drive-Thru Window Services
829 Hydroelectric Facilities
830 Utility Carrier Cabinets
831 Adult Business
832 Bed and Breakfast Residences and Inns
833 Guest Houses and Studios
834 Composting/Yard Debris Processing Facility
835 Wireless Telecommunication Facilities
836 Home Occupations for Canine Skills Training
837 Mobile Vending Units
838 Attached Single-Family Dwellings
839 Accessory Dwelling Units
840 Farmers' Markets

Section 900: General Provisions and Exceptions

901 General Provisions
902 Lot Size Exceptions
903 Setback Exceptions
904 Other Exceptions

Section 1000: Development Standards

1001 General Provisions
1002 Protection of Natural Features
1003 Hazards to Safety
1004 Historic Protection
1005 Sustainable Site and Building Design
1006 Water Supply, Sanitary Sewer, Surface Water, and Utilities Concurrency
1007 Roads and Connectivity
1008 Storm Drainage
1009 Landscaping
1010 Signs
1011 Open Space and Parks
1012 Density
1013 Planned Unit Developments
1014 Design Standards for Land Divisions
1015 Parking and Loading
1016 Multi-Use Development
1017 Solar Access Ordinance For New Development
1018 Solar Balance Point/Infill Ordinance
1019 Solar Access Permit Ordinance
1021 Refuse and Recycling Standards for Commercial, Industrial, and Multifamily Developments

Section 1100: Development Review Process

1102 Design Review
1103 Open Space Review
1105 Subdivisions, Partitions, Replats, Condominium Plats, and Vacations of Recorded Plats
1107 Property Line Adjustments

Section 1200: Criteria for Discretionary Permits

1202 Zone Changes
1203 Conditional Uses
1204 Temporary Permits
1205 Variances
1206 Nonconforming Uses and Vested Rights

Section 1300: Administrative Action Review Process

1307 Procedures
1308 Interpretation
1309 Modification
1310 Time Extension
1311 Completion of Improvements, Sureties, and Maintenance

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