Cascade County has several different zoning districts throughout the county. Depending on what zoning district a parcel is located, land use standards and requirements will differ. The first step in determining what land uses will be allowed on a parcel and what type of zoning permits will be required, is finding what zoning district a parcel is in.
The Planning & G.I.S. Department has launched a new interactive GIS map that improves user function and allows property owners, potential property buyers, real estate agents, and developers to easily check property zoning, floodplain, and Military Height Overlay Districts within the county from anywhere!
Background for the County Development Plan & Zoning Regulations
In the late 1970s, the Cascade County Development Plan was adopted by the Cascade County Commissioners. The development plan labeled all land within Cascade County, that was not part of an incorporated City or Town, City-County Jurisdictional Area, or other created Zoning District, as residential/agricultural zoned land. In 2007, Cascade County adopted Zoning Regulations. With updates throughout these past years, our permitting systems have reflected these changes.
Contact the Cascade County Planning & G.I.S. Department for the application and permitting process details and for any other information regarding change of use on parcels within the county. Please review the Cascade County Zoning Regulations for descriptions of the different zoning districts within Cascade County. Regulations governing these areas within Cascade County, as well as a map of the various districts, are available on this website as well as in our office. Please contact the Cascade County Planning & G.I.S. Department with any questions you have for these areas.