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Mission statement

OCZMA serves local elected officials on the Oregon Coast.  OCZMA is a clearinghouse of objective information on issues relating to the Oregon Coast—this information is then shared with the state and federal government.  OCZMA conducts studies on the Oregon Coast's economy and carries out applied research to improve the standard of living in the region.  Through our extensive network of local government officials and many other partners, OCZMA gives voice to the concerns and needs of coastal residents.


Land Use

Zoning and land use on the Oregon Coast is implemented by cities and counties. If you have a question about a particular property on the Oregon Coast, contact your City Planning Department or your County Planning Department.

Oregon has a famous statewide land use planning law (Senate Bill 100). Under Oregon law, land use actions taken at the city and county levels are subject to state review. And, there are 19 Statewide Planning Goals (administrative rules) that govern how land use is carried out in the state of Oregon. Four of the planning goals address ocean and coastal resources (Planning Goals 16 through 19).

When necessary, OCZMA comments on the interpretation and administration of the Coastal Planning Goals.

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Senate Bill 100
Coastal Goals (Goals 16 through 19)



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