20 East Main St
51 Winburn Way
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 488-5305
Fax: (541) 488-6006
Hours: Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. Planning Consultation Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM.
The Planning Division is responsible for the maintenance and updating of the Comprehensive Plan, developing and implementing new planning programs, developing and implementing affordable housing programs, and the administration of the land use ordinance, a significant component of the Ashland Municipal Code.
The provides a full-inspection and plan review program for all building related needs: electrical, mechanical, plumbing and structural and also administers the minor label program, facilities master permit program and other alternate permit and inspection services authorized by the State Building Codes Division... Read More
The provides a full-inspection and plan review program for all building related needs: electrical, mechanical, plumbing and structural and also administers the minor label program, facilities master permit program and other alternate permit and inspection services authorized by the State Building Codes Division.
The Community Development Department also provides staff and support to the following Advisory Commissions (members appointed by the Mayor)
Historic Commission | Planning Commission | Housing & Human Services Commission | Tree Commission
APPLICATIONS, PERMITS & FEES... read more
CODE COMPLIANCE COMPLAINT FORM... read more
DAILY BUILDING INSPECTION SCHEDULE... read more
INSPECTION REQUEST FORM... read more
LAND USE & ZONING MAPS... read more
PLANNING ACTION FILES... read more
PLANNING GUIDES & BROCHURES... read more
PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS... read more
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To determine the zoning district for a property, click on the Zoning Map below:
(Note: You can zoom in and out by selecting the (+) and (-) icons located towards the top of screen.)
Yes, a fence permit is required for installation or replacement of a fence. A permit is not required simply to repair an existing fence.
The fence permit applications must contain the following items:
See the “Fence Construction Information” Document for more details and example diagrams on the City of Ashland Website at: http://www.ashland.or.us/files/fence-information.pdf
The Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) show the areas that would be inundated by a 100 year flood, which has a one percent chance of occurring in any given year. These ditigal maps depict potential flood hazards, and are used by federally-regulated lending institutions and insurance agents in determining who must purchase flood insurance and the cost of that insurance, should it be necessary. In addition, the maps will be used by City, County, and State officials for floodplain management and permitting purposes. The City of Ashland has its own adopted floodplain for Ashland Creek, Clay Creek and Bear Creek, contact the Planning Division at (541)488-5305 for more information on those floodplains.
You can find the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) can be accessed through the following links:
MapViewer-Web Instructions: http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?fromSearch=fromsearch&id=3290"
Web Map Service (WMS) information for the NFHL can be found here: https://hazards.fema.gov/femaportal/wps/portal/NFHLWMS
Chapter 18 of the Ashland Municipal Code outlines the permitted and conditional uses for each zoning district. Click on the link below to be directed to Chapter 18 of the Municipal Code, Section 18.2.2.030 to view the allowed uses by zone.
Yes. Chickens are allowed in Ashland provided specific conditions are met:
The number or chickens kept on any property is limited by the lot size. No more than five (5) chickens are allowed on properties of less than 5,000 square feet in area. For properties larger than 5,000 square feet in area, one chicken for each 1,000 square feet of lot area is allowed (up to a maximum of 20 chickens).
Roosters are not allowed within the City, and chickens (hens) cannot be closer than 20 feet to a neighboring dwelling and shall be kept at least 10 feet from any adjoining property. The environment where chickens are kept must be kept odor and debris free; they cannot run loose; and the chickens cannot cause a noise disturbance to neighboring properties.
Standards relating to the construction of Chicken Coops and Chicken Runs are provided in the Ashland Land Use Ordinance: Accessory Buildings and Structures (AMC 18.2.5.040)
Additionally, the Health and Sanitation Chapter of the Ashland Municipal Code addresses specific requirements for the keeping of chickens within the City:
Keeping of Animals (AMC 9.08.040)
Animals at Large (AMC 9.08.030)
Nuisances Affecting the Public Health (AMC 9.08.060)
Unnecessary Noise (AMC 9.08.170)
An accessory residential unit (ARU) is a secondary dwelling unit on a lot, either attached to the single-family dwelling or in a detached building located on the same lot with a single-family dwelling, and having an independent means of entry.
The size of the ARU cannot be greater than 50% of the primary residence, and the ARU can’t exceed 1,000 square feet.
For more information regarding application fees, permits, and zoning requirements for ARUs, refer to section 18.2.3.040 of the Land Use Municipal Code http://www.ashland.or.us/code.asp.
Individual property information is kept on file with Jackson County and can be viewed online using Jackson County Property Data Online (PDO). Commonly requested information that is available through this application includes: property owner information, lot size, the year the structure was built, square footage, sales history, improvements, photos, and assessors maps.
Click on the link below to be directed to the County's online database:
|Basic instructions for using Property Data Online:|
The basic property information will appear on the screen. To view more detailed information, select the "Click to View Assessment & Planning Details for this account" link. From there, you will be able to view: Account Details, Sales, Deed Card, Overlay Report, Permit Details, and Tax Reports be clicking on the corresponding icons.
DISCLAIMER: The City of Ashland is not responsible for the accuracy of the information obtained from the County's Property Data Online application. Please note that City permit information is not available on the County's program, and zoning information provided by the County can be incorrect. To confirm the property zoning , CLICK HERE to be directed to the City of Ashland Zoning Map. To confirm other details, please contact the Community Development Department at (541) 488-5305.
Solar access is one’s right to a certain amount of sunlight to fall upon their dwelling or property. Solar setbacks are the minimum distance that a structure, or any part thereof, can be located from a property boundary. For detailed information on solar access, solar setbacks, lot classifications, and permits, please refer to section 18.4.8 of the Land Use Municipal Code http://www.ashland.or.us/code.asp.