Planning Department

The City of Pendleton Planning Department provides assistance with land use and related issues to citizens, current and prospective businesses, and other government agencies. Planning Department staff administers the Unified Development Code, the Sign Code, Annexations, and many other issues related to land use. Planning Department staff provides support to the Planning Commission and City Council.

Planning Staff



Senior Planner

(541) 966-0261


Photo: Tim Simons

Tim Simons

Director of Community Development

(541) 966-0242

What We Do: An overview.

Ordinances and Maps Zoning Map and development-related ordinances.

Application Forms and Fees

Application forms for all common land use actions plus City Business Licenses and helpful information for testifying at a public hearing.

Planning Commission Agendas and Staff Reports

The Planning Commission meets the first and third Thursday of every month. Meetings may be canceled if there is nothing on the agenda. Meetings are NOT canceled due to bad weather unless City Hall is closed.

2015 Planning Commission schedule and deadlines

2016 Planning Commission schedule and deadlines

Planning Commission Materials Planning Commissioner Training Materials, including the Public Hearing Process.

Historic Preservation Information on the City's Historic Preservation Inventory and regulations

TSP UPDATE. 2015 update to the Transportation System Plan, focusing on pedestrian, bicycle and transit movement and improvements.

Other Useful Stuff

Exit 209 (Southgate) Interchange Area Master Plan (IAMP)

Periodic Review  Updates to the City's Comprehensive Plan adopted in 2013.

Pendleton Downtown Plan

Report of the Pendleton Planning Commission 1923: Almost 100 years old and still relevant.

Pendleton Housing Solutions Project

Downtown Pendleton Studies  Includes a number of studies showing strategies that may help to improve our downtown.

Downtown Planning Resources

Related Links More fun Planning-related links than you can shake a stick at.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center - core concepts of pedestrian and bicycle design and strategies.

Pendleton Downtown Association (PDA) membership application form


The City is hosting this form as a service to the PDA until they have their own site up and running.