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COVID-19 Assistance: Request a temporary modification to support physical distancing (for commercial, industrial and institutional land uses)

If your business or organization is on land developed with or proposed for commercial, industrial or institutional use, you may ask to have specific provisions of county zoning ordinance waived to allow for temporary modifications for physical distancing and other actions to keep people safe from COVID-19 (read the news release)

To request a waiver, please contact Planning & Zoning at or 503-742-4500. If your proposal potentially qualifies for a waiver, you will be asked to complete this form. All requests must be reviewed by Planning, Development Services and Public Health staff, and have to be approved by the Board of County Commissioners.


Administers state, regional and local land use and zoning regulations in unincorporated areas. Reviews residential, commercial and industrial development land use permits, and develops long-range planning strategies.

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