Community & Economic Development


Mission Statement:
The Community & Economic Development Department provides the citizens of La Grande order, safety and vitality by facilitating, managing and supporting customer-driven development projects, offering excellent service and value.

The Community and Economic Development Department is comprised of the following Divisions:

Economic Development Division

Building Department

  • Oversees Building, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical and related Permits for all Commercial, Industrial and Residential construction in Union County and all municipal jurisdictions within Union County.

Planning Department

  • Oversees all Land Use Standards related to Residential, Commercial and Industrial development within the City of La Grande and its Urban Growth Boundary.