Conditional Use

Oregon City High SchoolA Conditional Use is a use that may be compatible with the zoning designation but a review of the impacts of the proposal is required by the Planning Commission for compliance with community-adopted standards in the Oregon City Municipal Code. Examples include a school or a church in a residential-zoned neighborhood. Conditional Uses are listed in each applicable zoning designation. The applications are typically processed in conjunction with a Site Plan and Design Review application.

Find Out More About Your Property

The City's website has a variety of resources available including Property Reports and an Online Mapping System. You may also call the Planning Division at 503-722-3789 or email the Planning Division.

Oregon City Municipal Code Criteria

In addition to the zoning designation the following chapters of the Oregon City Municipal Code (OCMC) are applicable to Conditional Uses:

  • OCMC 17.50 - Administration and Procedures
  • OCMC 17.56 - Conditional Uses

Planning Applications & Fees

Visit the Fee Schedules page for more information.

  • Pre-Application Conference
  • Conditional Use Permit
  • Transportation Analysis (if applicable)
  • Mailing Labels (unless provided by applicant)

Please note: that additional fees may be required from other departments, agencies, and consultants.

Review Process

Conditional Use applications are processed as Type III Land Use applications. Once an application is submitted, it is reviewed for completeness purposes within 30 days. Upon a complete application submittal, the applicant is entitled to a decision from the city for a decision of approval, approval with conditions, or denial within 120 days of deeming the application complete, by state law. Type III decisions include a staff recommendation and a decision by our 7-member Planning Commission, with an appeal on the record to the City Commission, and then onto LUBA.

File Abbreviation

CU - Conditional Use.