Promoting Livability and Vibrancy in Independence

The City of Independence Planning Department works to create a long-term vision for the future growth and development of the city and to promote a livable, vibrant city by implementing the community’s vision.

Codes, Plans & Maps

Land Use Applications & Forms

Ongoing Development Projects

Ongoing Planning Projects and Code Changes

Downtown Parking Experience

Central Talmadge Plan
Planning Projects & Code Changes

Historic District

Historic District Design Assistance
Historic Preservation

Boards and Commissions

Historic Preservation Commission

Planning Commission

Additional Information

The Fair Housing Act (amended) states that no one may discriminate against a person based on, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (families with children), or handicap, when renting or selling a home.

Oregon includes the following additional protection categories: source of income, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity. Also, there are specific rights for survivors of domestic violence. As of 2014, the Oregon Revised Statutes also includes language that prohibits a landlord from refusing to rent to a tenant who wants to use a HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (the tenant still needs to meet the qualifications to rent the dwelling unit).

If you have questions regarding Fair Housing rules, regulation or guidance or if you feel that you have been a victim of housing discrimination, please contact the Fair Housing Council of Oregon or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

City Planner

Fred Evander

  • (503) 838-1212

  • 555 South Main Street
    Independence, OR 97351

  • Office Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Monday-Friday (Closed Holidays)

Implementing Community Strategies to Land-Use

The City of Independence Planning Department works to create a long-term vision for the future growth and development of the city and to promote a livable, vibrant city by implementing the community’s vision.

Codes, Plans & Maps

Land Use Applications & Forms

Planning Projects & Code Changes

Major Ongoing Planning Projects and Code Changes

Downtown Parking Experience

Housing Needs Analysis

Historic District Design Assistance

Central Talmadge Plan

Major Development Projects

Boards and Commissions

Historic Preservation Commission

Planning Commission

Additional Information

The Fair Housing Act (amended) states that no one may discriminate against a person based on, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (families with children), or handicap, when renting or selling a home.

Oregon includes the following additional protection categories: source of income, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity. Also, there are specific rights for survivors of domestic violence. As of 2014, the Oregon Revised Statutes also includes language that prohibits a landlord from refusing to rent to a tenant who wants to use a HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (the tenant still needs to meet the qualifications to rent the dwelling unit).

If you have questions regarding Fair Housing rules, regulation or guidance or if you feel that you have been a victim of housing discrimination, please contact the Fair Housing Council of Oregon or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

City Planner

Fred Evander

  • (503) 838-1212

  • 555 South Main Street
    Independence, OR 97351

  • Office Hours: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
    Monday-Friday (Closed Holidays)