Limited On-Site Staffing
With Phase 2 of the reopening process, the Planning Department is open to the public. The health and safety of our citizens and staff remains our highest priority and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to be monitored closely. To minimize risk and exposure, we have limited on-site staffing. To meet with staff, it is strongly encouraged to make an appointment.
Permit for Temporary Use of Public Parking Space to Expand Existing Business
In response to the challenges facing local businesses due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Medford wishes to provide flexibility to restaurants and other businesses to operate while complying with the Governor's guidelines for reopening. Click here for the application.
Welcome to the City of Medford Planning Department!
The Planning Department is comprised of three primary components, Comprehensive Planning, Current Planning and Housing and Community Development. The Department also has a GIS Coordinator, who provides geographic information analysis, cartographic production and data maintenance.
Comprehensive Planning is responsible for helping develop and implement the City’s land use policies, which includes maintaining and updating the Comprehensive Plan and the Land Development Code. Current Planning is responsible for all new development applications such as site development, subdivisions, planned unit developments, conditional use permits, historic preservation, sign permits, etc. Housing and Community Development oversees the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and affordable housing initiatives.
We provide staff support to the Planning Commission, Site Plan and Architecture Commission, Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission, Housing Advisory Commission, Community Development Grants Commission, Transportation Commission, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and the City Council, when necessary.
Planning staff also are available at the front counter from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, to answer your questions and accept land use applications. Feel free to come to the office or call us at 541-774-2380. You can also contact us via email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.