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 9:00 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.

Current Applications

Review the list of current land use applications.

Westside Area Concept Plan

The City of Hood River, in conjunction with Hood River County, obtained a grant and contracted with a consulting team to develop an integrated land-use and transportation plan for site totaling approximately 450 acres located on the west side of Hood River.  Learn more here

Short-Term Rentals

Review recently adopted zoning regulations and proposed licensing regulations here

2015 Housing Needs Analysis and Housing Strategy

Summary Report.

Housing Needs Analysis including Buildable Lands Inventory.

Housing Strategy.   

Ordinance No. 2018 adopted the Housing Needs Analysis and updated the policies and implementation strategies of Goal 10 (Housing) of the city's comprehensive plan.

Ordinance No. 2019 amended the coordinated population forecast.

Hood River County Transit Master Plan

Learn more about the current discussion here.

Columbia River Transit Study

Learn more about the current discussion here.

Fee Schedule

Review current Planning Department fees (effective July 1, 2017).  Please be aware that fees are subject to increase.

Application Forms & Documents

Go to the bottom of the Application Forms & Documents page to review the city's Comprehensive Plan, Economic Opportunities Analysis, I-84 Interchange Area Management Plans, Transportation System Plan, Columbia River Waterfront Goal 5 Economic, Social, Environmental and Energy (ESEE) Analysis, and the 2005/2006 community survey.

Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes

Review recent Agendas & Minutes for the City of Hood River Planning Commission.

Starting a Business in Hood River

The Hood River Economic Development Working Group created a Business Siting Guides to walk you through the processes required to start or expand a business in Hood River County, Cascade Locks, and the City of Hood River.

These guides provide an overview of the potential permitting requirements as well as contact information for all of the relevant departments.  It also contains great information focused on the business support services and programs available for starting or growing a business in the county. Check out the guides on MCEDD's website

Invasive Species

The Hood River Soil & Water Conservation District is working to prevent the spread of noxious weeds in Hood River County including Garlic Mustard, Puncturevine and Giant hogweed as well as a variety of other invasive species.

Frequently Asked Questions