The Planning Division is responsible for processing most of the land use applications that are established by the Land Development Code. There are two basic types of land use applications:

General Development includes land use decisions made by Community Development Department staff. 

Special Development includes decisions made at a public hearing by City Council, Planning Commission, Land Development Hearings Board, or Historic Resources Commission. 

With the exception of Property Line Adjustments, all land use applications allow for public comment prior to a decision being made. For each type of land use application, Article II of the Land Development Code describes what supporting documentation is required with the application, how it is processed, and what applicable review criteria are used in the decision making process. Please contact the Planning Division if you have any questions about the land use application review process.

Below are flow charts illustrating the review and decision making process for various types of Special Development applications:

Land use applications, supporting documents, and fees may be submitted in one of three ways:

  1. Online by clicking the "Submit Application / Pay Fees" button below (please note that additional paper copies of the application materials will be required - contact the Planning Division for more information)
  2. By mail (Attn: City of Corvallis Planning Division, PO Box 1083, Corvallis, Oregon 97339)
  3. By visiting the Planning Division counter (501 SW Madison Avenue)

Submit Application / Pay Fees

Active Land Use Cases



  fee schedule for fiscal year 2017/2018 : Resolution 2017-14


APPLICATION TIMELINES for annexation and comprehensive plan amendments

 Timelines for Submittal of Applications in 2016 (pdf)   



General Application Form for Land Use Applications  General Application Form (pdf) 

Historic Preservation Permits

(processed by the Planning Division)

more information

Minor Lot Development Option

(processed by the Development Services Division)

more information

Plan Compatibility Review

(processed by the Development Services Division)

more information


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