Planning Department Contact Information

211 2nd Street
Hood River, OR  97031
Phone:  (541) 387-5210
Fax:  (541) 387-5289

Planning Department Personnel 

Dustin Nilsen, Planning Director - Email

Kevin Liburdy, Senior Planner - Email

Jennifer Kaden, Associate Planner - Email


Location and Hours of Operation

The City of Hood River Planning Department is located in City Hall at 211 2nd Street. A planner typically is available for walk-in questions from 8:00 a.m. through noon on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This schedule is necessary to ensure adequate time for staff to focus on land use applications, legislative tasks, building permits and enforcement.

Important: Walk-in service will be strained in July due to a front desk staff vacancy.  The Planning Department is working hard to honor its walk-in hours through the employee turnover, but it is possible that a staff person may not be immediately available. Appointments are highly recommended if you do not have a flexible schedule or have time sensitive project.  Appointments can be made by calling (541) 387-5210 or emailing