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The Agriculture Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Land Conservation and Development. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Agriculture Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Land Conservation and Development. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Department of Land Conservation and Development administers Oregon’s statewide land use planning program and Oregon’s federally approved Coastal Management Program. The department’s director is appointed by the Land Conservation and Development Commission, which provides policy direction for the department and has seven members who are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate.


Oregon’s statewide planning program was created in 1973 when the Legislature passed the Oregon Land Use Act (Senate Bill 100). Under that program, all cities and counties have adopted comprehensive plans that meet mandatory state standards. The standards are 19 statewide planning goals that deal with issues such as land use, economic development, housing, transportation and conservation of natural resources. Periodic review of comprehensive plans and technical assistance, including grants to local jurisdictions, are key elements of the program.

 

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Contact Information

Mailing Address: 635 Capitol St. NE, Suite 150, Salem 97301-2540
Telephone: 503-373-0050
Fax: 503-378-5518
Contact: Jim Rue, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Casaria Taylor
Records Officer E-mail: Shelia Preston
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapters 92, 195, 196, 197, 215, 222, 227, 268, 308
Natural Resources Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog