COLUMBIA COUNTY 
ZONING ORDINANCE 
JULY 1984
AMENDED
MARCH 1985
JULY 1985
AUGUST 1988
FEBRUARY 1990
APRIL 1991
JULY 1992
SEPTEMBER 1993



DISCLAIMER

These copies of Columbia County's ordinances have been reproduced with the permission of Columbia County and by the courtesy of the Columbia Technology Center through the means of electronic scanning technology and optical character recognition software. While we are hopeful that the reproduction process has been faithful to the original, these copies of the ordinances have not been reviewed by Columbia County for accuracy. Therefore, Columbia County disclaims any liability for any loss, claims or damages which may occur as a result of reliance on these copies. All persons are requested to contact the Office of County Counsel, Room 318, Courthouse, St. Helens 97051, (503) 397-3839, for official copies of the original ordinances before taking any steps in reliance on Columbia County's ordinances. Thank you.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

SECTION TITLE

ARTICLE I - GENERAL DEFINITIONS

100 General Definitions

ARTICLE II - GENERAL PROVISIONS

201 Compliance with this Ordinance

202 Districts

203 Zoning Maps

204 Amendments to the Zoning Map

205 Boundaries of Zones 206 Building Permits in Hazard Areas

207 Condominiums

208 Re-development Plans

209 Dwellings in Conjunction with Farm or Forest Uses in the Agriculture, Forest,

or Forest Agriculture Districts

210 New Lot Division 211 Lots of Record

212 Lot Line Adjustment

213 Setback Exceptions and Modifications

214 Pending Application and Modifications

215 Ingress and Egress

216 Unsafe Buildings

217 Conversion of Buildings

219 Sight Obscuring Fence of Planting

220 Archaeological Sites

221 One Principal Use Per Lot

222One Septic System Per Lot

ARTICLE III - RESOURCE DISTRICTS

300 Primary Agriculture - 38

400 Forest Agriculture - 19

500 Primary Forest - 76

ARTICLE IV - RURAL DEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS

600 Rural Residential

650 Rural Center

670 Existing Commercial

680 Resource Industrial

  

ARTICLE V - SUBURBAN DISTRICTS

700 Single-Family residential

710 Single-Family and Two-Family Residential

720 Multiple-Family Residential

730 Mobile Home Residential

800 Highway Commercial

810 Neighborhood Commercial

820 General Commercial

940 Marine Commercial

910 Industrial Park

920 Light Industrial

930 Heavy Industrial

940 Airport Industrial

ARTICLE VI - SPECIAL DISTRICTS, OVERLAY DISTRICTS AND SPECIAL PROVISIONS

1000 Community Service Institutional

1010 Community Service Utility

1020 Community Service Recreation

1040 Surface Mining

1100 Flood Hazard Overlay

1120 Sensitive Bird Habitat Overlay

1130 Historic Overlay

1140 Greenway Overlay

1170 Requirements for Protection of Water Quality, Streambank Stabilization, and Fish and Wildlife Habitat

1175 Buffer Woodlot Overlay

1180 Wetland Area Overlay

1185 Natural Area Overlay

1190 Big Game Range Overlay

1200 Planned Development Overlay

1300 Signs

1400 Off-Street Parking and Loading

ARTICLE VII - DISCRETIONARY PERMITS

1501 General Provisions

1502 Zone Changes

1503 Conditional Uses

1504 Variances

1505 Temporary Permits

1506 Non-Conforming Uses

1507 Home Occupations

1550 Site Design Review

ARTICLE VIII - ADMINISTRATION

1601 Staff Approval

1602 Appeal

1603 Quasijudicial Public Hearings

1604 Appeal

1605 Zone Change

1606 Legislative Hearing

1607 Consistency with the Comprehensive Plan

1608 Contents of Notice

1609 Notice of Review by the Director

1610 Personal Notice to Adjoining Property Owners

1611 Notice of Legislative Hearing

1612 An "Administrative Action"

1613 Appointment of Hearings Officer

1614 Initiation of Administrative Action

1615 Rules of Procedures

1616 Design Review Board

1617 Planning Director

1701 Appeal Procedures

1702 Appeal of Planning Commission Action