The State Department of Land Conservation and Development has approved the 2022 Wasco County Land Use and Development Ordinance (LUDO) updates. The new LUDO is now live on the Wasco County website.

The 2022 Update focused on: mandatory and optional updates to farm and forest zones including agritourismrevisions to the energy facilities chapter; the creation of a communications facilities chapter to be consistent with federal law; the creation of a military airspace overlay zone to ensure for early communication with the Department of Defense on tall or otherwise encroaching development; and some housekeeping revisions. There were also revisions to Chapter 1 – Definitions to support the other proposed amendments and the inclusion of time, place, manner restrictions for psilocybin.

You can read more about these revisions by following the links above.

Work for the 2023 update is currently underway. Drafts will be shared on a rolling schedule beginning in April 2023. Hearings for the proposed amendments will begin in September 2022, providing maximum time for public review and comment. You can receive an email alerting you to updates by submitting your info here.

We welcome your feedback and questions at any time.