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What is LUBA?

A brief description of the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals

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By: Rand Campbell

Since its creation in 1979, the Land Use Board of Appeals, commonly known as “LUBA,” has been the administrative body that reviews land use decisions in Oregon. It consists of three board members who are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state senate. The legislature created LUBA to expedite the review of land use decisions, simplify the process, and provide consistent rulings on land use matters.

Essentially, LUBA is the appeals court of Oregon’s land use system. In most all cases, it is the only forum that can hear appeals of local land use decisions. If a party to a land use proceeding disagrees with a local government’s decision, they can appeal that decision to LUBA.

For more information about LUBA see their FAQ's page.

Rand Campbell is a law student at Willamette Law. When he graduates in 2019, Rand is interested in practicing land use law in Central and Eastern Oregon. After serving as an extern for the firm this past summer, Rand is now working for Van Vactor Law LLC as a law clerk.

Van Vactor Law LLC provides land use legal services, including appeals to the Land Use Board of Appeals.


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