Zoning & Permits

What is Zoning & Permits? 

The information included on this page is intended to help our citizens and applicants navigate the zoning and permit process to produce successful projects that comply with applicable regulations.    
 
Wasco County is required to implement the Oregon Statewide Planning Goals and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Act. In 1983, Wasco County adopted a Comprehensive Plan to create a framework for how to implement the Oregon Statewide Planning Goals at the local level.  In 1992, the Columbia River Gorge Commission and U.S. Forest Service National Scenic Area Office adopted the Management Plan for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. These two plans provide the basis for the Wasco County land use and development ordinances (LUDOs) and zoning maps that guide and regulate new development in Wasco County at the local level, outside of the incorporated communities.  All of these documents are available in the brown box to the left of this text.    

How Do I ...

Find My Zoning
Click on this link to view the Wasco County online map tool. Zoom into your property and use the data layers to find your zoning, Map and Tax Lot #, Property Account #, and more.  For a tutorial, please see this document.

Click here for ORMAP Oregon Mapping Program for a statewide property tax parcel base map that is digital, publicly accessible, and continually maintained by the Oregon Department of Revenue

Know If I Have a Legal Parcel  
Legal Parcel FAQ  Legal_Lot

Find My Applicable Rules & Process
Coming soon!

Find My Deeds
Recorded deeds can be made available by contacting the Wasco County Assessment and Taxation Office.

Find Surveys

Apply For a New Address

Apply For a Building Permit

Apply For a Road Approach Permit

Find More Information
Coming soon!

Need help? Have questions?
As you consider future projects or simply have questions, Wasco County has a full time Planning staff dedicated to assisting you.  Please feel free to call us at (541) 506-2560 or visit us at our office located at 2705 East 2nd Street, The Dalles Oregon.  Our office is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm and by appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!