Planning Division

The Planning Division offers a variety of services that preserve and enhance the quality of life for those who visit, live and work in our community. The Division guides the physical development of the City of Klamath Falls in a manner that encourages sustained growth and protects the character of the community and is responsible for the City's current land use development issues, long range planning strategies, architectural preservation, and regulatory enforcement. The Planning Division prepares and administers plans, policies and regulations with Federal and State laws and provides technical support to the City Council and the Planning Commission.

Short-range planning involves development review of projects and implementation of land-use plans and policies. Long-range planning involves development of long-term land use plans such as the Comprehensive Plan, neighborhood and area plans, etc. Land-use and long-range planning activities include managing the orderly development and growth of the community by overseeing the implementation of the City of Klamath Falls Comprehensive Plan. Staff administers planning permit procedures including: development proposals, requests for zone changes, subdivision plats, variance requests, and business licenses. Other integral duties include: zoning administration, site inspections, and assistance in capital improvement planning.

The Planning Division consists of a Planning Manager and Planning Assistant.

Current Land Use Planning

Downtown Parking District

Contact Information


Engineer Scott Souders EMAIL
Planning Manager Joe Wall EMAIL
Planning Assistant Karen Burg EMAIL

Fax: 541-883-4950