Hood River County

Community Development



Welcome to the Hood River County Community Development Department. Our department provides a range of services, programs and assistance to unincorporated portions of Hood River County. Our efforts and responsibilities are centered on balancing agricultural, natural, scenic and recreational resources, in addition to managing lands located within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

At the heart of what we do is our commitment to client focused customer service, building trust and sustaining community livability. In administration of our duties, we can’t always say yes, but we can focus on timely, accurate responses and, whenever possible, developing and delivering solid solutions.

It is our goal to maintain the quality of life in the rural and resort areas of Hood River County. We strive to ensure residents and visitors alike can continue to appreciate our agricultural heritage and experience the county’s unique, abundant beauty.

We invite you to use this website to find further information about our respective functions as well as our online versions of applications and documents that pertain to Hood River County and community development. Don’t hesitate to contact or visit us personally to let us know how we can serve you better.

John Roberts, AICP