The land use permitting program has two review sections:
- Urban Development Review processes and reviews development inside the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB)
- Rural Development Review processes and reviews development outside the UGB
Four types of land use permitting review:
- Type I - 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 - Possible significant impacts to surrounding properties. Decisions are made by an impartial third party or Hearings Officer and often involve significant 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 Planning Commission appointees.