Community & Business Services

Planning & Development Services

Building Program

When Do I Need a Building Permit ~ Why Do I Need a Building Permit

Howard Palmer, Residential Building Inspector
Phone: 541-573-8174
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Brett Thomas, GIS Assistant/Building Program Tech 
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Tom Phillips, Temporary Harney County Building Official

The One and Two Family Dwelling Structural Permit Checklist, and the Residential Permit Application Process document will provide a listing of everything you will need to make the Building Permit Plan Review and subsequent permit issuance quicker and more efficient.

Building Permit Applications-Commercial & Residential
(These files are in PDF format)  UPDATED applications are now posted

Electrical

Manufactured Home Placement

Mechanical

Plumbing

Structural

Electrical Permit

Manufactured Home Placement Permit

Mechanical Permit Plumbing Permit

Structural Permit

Inspections

County Wildfire Protection Plan

The Community Wildfire Protection Plan, CWPP, provides details on the risks, hazards, and valuable facilities to protect in case of a wildfire.  Harney County received grant monies from the US Department of the Interior (BLM administered) to conduct this planning effort.  Review the materials and see how this effort might help your property here in the County.

Wildfire ProtectionCommunity Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

The revised Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is now complete with a variety of end results and real-life actions to be developed to enhance the lives of our residents.

County Burn Plan and Burn Permit. This Burn Plan is required prior to issuing a Burning Permit for all burning in Harney County. Exception: Small debris piles and burn barrels, within reach of an attached and charged garden hose, do not need a Burn Plan but still need a burning permit issued by the County. This Burn Plan is designed to assist the landowner in safely using fire to meet their land management objectives and reduce the threat to life and property. Landowner must notify Harney County Dispatch, 541-573-6028, prior to burning, on day of burning.

Visit the National CWPP website for Harney County.  Watch a great video on the goals of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act and other materials. 
 

Would you like to be apart of the ongoing effort to plan for fire projects in Harney County?  Contact us... Wildfire Protection

Brandon M. McMullen, Planning Director
450 N. Buena Vista #11
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-6655
FAX: 541-573-8387
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The Harney County CWPP is now updated (as of August 2013).  Follow the links on this page to view the document.  If you would like our office to send you a copy of the FINAL report (hard copy) please contact the Harney County Planning Department via the contact information listed above.    Thank You! 

Walsh Environmental conducted this planning process.  Regular meetings were  held to review assessments and receive input from those that have the most experience with fire in the County.

The minimum requirements for a CWPP as described in the HFRA are:
  1. Collaboration: A CWPP must be collaboratively developed by local and state government representatives, in consultation with federal agencies and other interested parties. Prioritized Fuel Reduction: A CWPP must identify and prioritize areas for hazardous fuel reduction treatments and recommend the types and methods of treatment that will protect one or more at-risk communities and essential infrastructure.
  2. Treatment of Structural Ignitiability: A CWPP must recommend measures that homeowners and communities can take to reduce the ignitability of structures throughout the area addressed by the plan.

Fire Wise Brochure

Get the "Fire Wise" Brochure and other valuable materials from the National program website....

Tips

Handouts That Help Prepare for Fire

Approach

Prepare

Prevent

Fire Approach

Fire Prevention

Fire Preparation

Onsite Septic Program

Howard Palmer,
Residential Building Inspector
Phone: 541-573-8174
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Brett Thomas, GIS/Building Program Tech
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Warren Farham, County Onsite Specialist

Onsite Septic System Forms

To obtain the needed applications and installation guides for septic tank installation or site evaluation, please visit the office to obtain a copy or have one emailed to you by calling 541-573-8174.

Inspections/Site Visits:

  • The inspection schedule will be available 45 days prior each date. During the winter/fall months inspections and site visits will be conducted once a month. During the spring/summer months inspections may be scheduled twice monthly.
  • The next scheduled inspection date is 6/3/2011. Please call 541-573-8174 to schedule an inspection or site visit from the County Onsite Specialist.

County Land Sale Policy, Procedure & Documents

From time to time, the County has properties that it wants to sell. There are currently no planned auctions at this time. There is an application available below to apply to have a specific tax lot brought to auction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Department

Welcome to the Harney County Planning Department!  Most all of the land use applications, building permits and other documents we use are listed here for download, printing or reviewing right online.

Brandon McMullen, Planning Director
360 N. Alvord
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-6655
FAX: 541-573-2762
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Howard Palmer, Residential Building Inspector
Phone: 541-573-8174
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Brett Thomas, GIS/Building Program Tech
Phone:  541-573-8195
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Current Events:

Current Land Use Applications and Potential Decisions:

Land Use Application Flow Chart:

The process involved with making land use applications under Oregon Land Use Laws and the subsequent County Comprehensive Plan can be difficult to understand so the Planning Department has developed the convenient Land Use Application Flow Chart replicated below.  Follow the link to access a full size version.

 

Permit Applications
Click on the permit name to open, view and print; in PDF format.

 

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Land Use
Permits

Septic Permits

Floodplain
Dev. Permit

Building Program

Have a question?  Call, visit or email our offices!

 

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