City of The Dalles, OR

Community Development Department

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Joshua Chandler

 Community Development Department

Welcome to The Dalles Community Development Department.  In this department we process and issue permits pertaining to land or urban development.  Our responsibilities include right-of way use coordination, current and long range planning, Historic Landmarks, Enterprise Zone, and more.  
LUDO, Land Use Ordinance
Hours open to the public: 8am - 5pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8am - noon Tuesday and Thursday

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Director Joshua Chandler
Associate Planner Frank Glover
Associate Planner Cialita Keys
Department Secretary Paula Webb

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my property located in The Dalles Urban Growth Boundary?

Please check the City of The Dalles Zoning Map to find your property.

How is my property zoned?

If your property is located in the city, please use the City of The Dalles zoning map.

Can I subdivide my property?

Every property is unique. Please contact the Community Development Department to help answer your questions. 

How do I report a land use violation?

To submit a complaint or grievance, please go to the Report an Issue page here

Do I need a fence permit?

Any property within the Urban Growth Boundary with a fence 4ft or higher will need a fence permit. To find this permit please visit the Planning Application page.

Where is my property line?

While the Community Development Department does not locate property lines, you can either hire a local surveyor or find your plat map on the Wasco County Basemap, here.

Where can I find more information about my property? 

There are several resources available where you can find more information about your property.  
- Wasco County Basemap

This website has plat maps, land surveys, and other helpful property information 
- Wasco County Tax Assessors Office: Find your property tax information here
- ORMAP: website containing tax assessor maps for all counties in Oregon. 

Where can I find the Comprehensive Land Use Plan?

You can find The Dalles Comprehensive Land Use Plan online with the link below!

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