County Land Use Applications

Land Use Planning Applications Medford Jackson County Oregon

FR - Forest Resource District

Permitted Uses- Permitted uses require only a staff review

Forest Uses

  • Farm use
  • Forest operations or practices, including: reforestation, road construction/maintenance, tree harvesting, chemical application, slash disposal
  • Temporary auxiliary structures for forest operation
  • Physical alterations to land for forest practices
  • Temporary or permanent facility for processing of forest products
  • Permanent logging equipment repair and storage
  • Log scaling and weigh stations
  • Forest management research experimentation
  • Temporary forest labor camps

Natural Resource Uses

    • Uses to conserve soil, air & water quality and to provide for wildlife & fish resources
    • Uninhabitable structures accessory to fish and wildlife enhancement

Permalink.

Allowable Uses – Allowable uses require a formal application and administrative review

Residential Uses

  • Large tract forest dwelling
  • Forest template dwelling
  • Ownership of record dwelling
  • Alteration, restoration, or replacement of a lawfully established dwelling
  • Registered child care facility or certified group child care home
  • Temporary medical hardship dwelling
  • Caretaker residence for public parks and fish hatcheries

Commercial Uses

  • Destination resort
  • Home occupation or home business

Mineral, Aggregate, Oil, Gas Uses

  • Exploration for mineral and aggregate resources
  • Exploration for and production of geothermal, gas, or oil
  • Mining and processing of oil, gas, aggregate and mineral resources
  • Temporary asphalt and concrete batch plants for specific projects

Transportation Uses

  • Expansion of existing airports
  • Widening of roads within existing right-of-way
  • Public road and highway projects
  • Aids to navigation and aviation

Utility/Solid Waste Uses

  • Local distribution lines and equipment
  • New electric transmission lines and distribution lines
  • Television, microwave, and radio communication facilities and transmission towers
  • Telecommunications tower
  • Utility facilities for generating power
  • Towers and fire stations for forest fire and rural fire protection
  • Water intake facilities, canals, and distribution lines for farm and nonfarm uses
  • Reservoirs and water impoundments
  • Solid waste disposal site
  • Modification of waste related use

Parks/Public Uses

  • Public and private parks
  • Campgrounds
  • Private hunting and fishing operations without lodging
  • Private accommodations for fishing occupied on a temporary basis
  • Private seasonal accommodations for fee hunting operations
  • Youth camp
  • Firearms training facility
  • Cemeteries

Outdoor Gathering Uses

  • Outdoor gathering under 3000 people for under 120 hours in any 3-month period
  • Outdoor gathering over 3000 people for over 120 hours in any 3-month period

Permalink.

Pre-existing & Nonconforming Uses

Simply put, an established use on a property that was allowed at one time, but is not permitted under the current standards, is considered a pre-existing nonconforming use.

An established use on a property that has never met required standards is a nonconforming use.

Permalink.


Land Planning Consultants Medford Oregon

EFU - Exclusive Farm Use District

Permitted Uses- Permitted uses require only a staff review

Farm/Agriculture Uses

  • Farm use
  • Buildings, other than dwellings, provided for farm use
  • Propagation or harvesting of a forest product
  • Temporary facility for primary processing of forest products
  • Facility for processing farm crops

Natural Resource Uses

  • Creation, restoration, or enhancement of wetlands
  • The propagation, cultivation, maintenance, and harvesting of aquatic or insect species

Permalink.

Allowable Uses – Allowable uses require a formal application and administrative review

Residential Uses

  • Dwelling provided in conjunction with farm use
  • Farm dwelling for relative
  • Accessory farm dwellings
  • Ownership of record dwelling
  • Temporary medical hardship dwelling
  • Nonfarm dwelling
  • Residential home
  • Room and board arrangements for up to 5 unrelated people in existing residence
  • Alteration, restoration, or replacement of a lawfully established dwelling
  • Historic dwelling replacement
  • Registered child care facility or certified group child care home

Commercial Uses

  • Commercial activities in conjunction with farm use
  • Breeding, kenneling, and training greyhounds for racing
  • Dog kennels
  • Home occupation or home business
  • Destination resort
  • Winery
  • Farm stand

Mineral, Aggregate, Oil, Gas Uses

  • Exploration and production of geothermal, oil, and gas
  • Exploration for minerals
  • Operations for mining and processing geothermal, oil, and gas
  • Mining, crushing, or stockpiling aggregate and other mineral resources
  • Processing aggregate into asphalt or portland cement
  • Processing other mineral and subsurface resources

Transportation Uses

  • Personal use airports for airplanes and helicopter pads
  • Climbing and passing lanes within the right-of-way
  • Construction of additional passing and travel lanes
  • Reconstruction or modification of public roads and highways
  • Temporary public road and highway detours
  • Minor betterment of existing public roads and highway related facilities
  • Parking no more than seven log trucks

Utility/Solid Waste Uses

  • Utility facilities necessary for public service
  • Telecommunications towers
  • Transmission towers over 200 feet high
  • Solid waste disposal site
  • Modification of waste related use
  • Fire service facilities for rural fire protection
  • Irrigation canals and delivery lines
  • Utility facility service lines
  • Commercial facilities for generating power for public use by sale
  • Composting facilities with permit from DEQ

Parks/Public Uses

  • Public or private schools, including essential buildings
  • Churches and cemeteries in conjunction with churches
  • Private parks, playgrounds, hunting, and fishing preserves
  • Campgrounds
  • Public parks and playgrounds
  • Community centers owned by a government or nonprofit agency
  • Golf courses
  • Living history museum
  • On-site filming and accessory activities
  • Takeoff and landing site for model aircraft
  • Expansion of existing county fairgrounds and related activities
  • Operations for extraction and bottling of water
  • Land application of biosolids transported by vehicle to a tract
  • Land application of reclaimed water and process water
  • Firearms training facility

Outdoor Gathering Uses

  • Outdoor gathering under 3000 people for under 120 hours in any 3-month period
  • Outdoor gathering over 3000 people for over 120 hours in any 3-month period

Permalink.

Pre-existing and Nonconforming Uses

Simply put, an established use on a property that was allowed at one time, but is not permitted under the current standards, is considered a pre-existing nonconforming use.

An established use on a property that has never met required standards is a nonconforming use.

Permalink.


Land Use Consultants Medford Oregon

AR - Aggregate Removal District

Permitted Uses- Permitted uses require only a staff review

Farm & Forest Uses

  • Agriculture (farm use)
  • Managing, growing, and harvesting timber and forest products

Permalink.

Allowable Uses – Allowable uses require a formal application and administrative review

Residential Uses

  • Permanent single family dwelling
  • Temporary single family dwelling, caretaker, or site operator

Commercial Uses

  • Temporary auction services
  • Destination resort

Mineral, Aggregate, Oil, Gas Uses

  • Mining, processing, and stockpiling aggregate and mineral resources
  • Processing aggregate from a new or expansion site
  • Equipment or structures for mining operations
  • Manufacture, fabrication, and sale of aggregate products for aggregate operations
  • Processing and stockpiling of aggregate or mineral resources from offsite
  • Sedimentation ponds for mining operations
  • Storage or repair of heavy equipment for mining operation
  • Emergency extraction

Transportation Uses

  • All types of transportation improvements

Utility/Solid Waste Facilities

  • Freestanding transmission towers
  • Stealth or co-location cell tower
  • Utility facilities
  • Sanitary landfill
  • Solid waste transfer station

Parks/Public Uses

  • Bike paths
  • Park or playground
  • Public works buildings and facilities
  • Firearm training facility/shooting range

Permalink.

Pre-existing and Nonconforming Uses

Simply put, an established use on a property that was allowed at one time, but is not permitted under the current standards, is considered a pre-existing nonconforming use.

An established use on a property that has never met required standards is a nonconforming use.

Permalink.


Remedy of Code Enforcement Issues
Urban Growth Boundary Amendments
Comprehensive Plan Amendments
Plot Line Adjustments 
Partitions
Measure 49
Rural Residential


 Planning promotes responsible use of land-based resources. The Jackson County Planning Division coordinates long-range planning through adherence to the County’s Comprehensive Plan and applies the Land Development Ordinance in the review of specific land use proposals.