The land use permitting program is composed of two review sections bases on location:
- Urban: The Urban Development Review program is responsible for processing and reviewing development requests inside the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB)
- Rural: The Rural Development Review program is responsible for processing and reviewing development requests outside the UGB
There are four types of land use permitting review:
- Type I - There is no recognizable impacts. No discretion is required to issue a decision.
- Type II - Impacts and actions are presumed to be appropriate in the District. Limited discretion is required to issue a decision.
- Type III - There may be significant impacts to surrounding properties. Decisions are made by an impartial third party or Hearings Officer and often involve significant amounts of discretion.
- Type IV - These actions are legislative. They involve the creation or broad scale implementation/revision of public policy. Decisions are made by County Commissioners or their appointees within the Planning Commission. They are processed by Long Range Planning.
More information on procedure types can be found here.