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The State Lands Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Land Use Board of Appeals. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Lands Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Land Use Board of Appeals. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

 

Present Duties

In 1979, the Oregon Legislature created the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) as an agency with exclusive jurisdiction to review appeals of land use decisions made by cities, counties, districts and state agencies. Prior to LUBA’s creation, appeals of land use decisions were heard in 36 different county circuit courts, and sometimes before the Land Conservation and Development Commission. In creating LUBA, the Legislature intended to provide a simpler and faster process for resolving land use disputes and also to promote a consistent interpretation of state and local land use laws. LUBA’s decisions are reviewable by appeal to the Court of Appeals. LUBA’s secondary mission is to publish its orders and opinions which citizens, decision-makers and participants in land use processes can use to guide future land use decision-making.


LUBA is the first tribunal of its kind in the United States. The governor appoints the three-member board to serve four-year terms, subject to confirmation by the Oregon Senate. Each board member must be a member of the Oregon State Bar. The board is assisted by two administrative staff and a staff attorney.

 

Contact Information

Mailing Address: 775 Summer St. NE, Suite 330, Salem 97301
Telephone: 503-373-1265
Contact: Michael A. Holstun, Board Chair
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Scott Hilgenberg
Records Officer Email: Kelly Burgess
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps


Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 197.810
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu


Records, Publications and General Information

State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog