Development Review

Community Development Review

Development review is necessary to ensure proposed projects meet the vision and values of the county.  All proposed projects must be consistent with the Comprehensive Master Plan (CMP), which is the document that discusses the values and vision for future growth and development in the county.  Additionally, projects must meet the requirements outlined in the Douglas County Zoning and Subdivision Resolutions, as applicable.  The majority of planning processes, such as site improvement plans, subdivision processes, and rezonings are explained in planning information packets.  Depending on the process you are undertaking, you may also need information related to the proposed water supply.  The Department of Community Development also processes Special District applications according to the approved procedures.

Community Development updated the Development Reference Map and all fees are identified in the Community Development Review Fee Schedule.


 Engineering Development Review

New development means new public roads (and sometimes private roads), and all drainage improvements required to eliminate the possibility of damage to downstream properties. This means extensive Construction Plans for the roads (according to the Douglas County Roadway Design and Construction Standards), and Drainage Reports (according to the Douglas County Storm Drainage Design and Technical Criteria manual), and Pavement Design Reports for the design of the pavement thickness, and Grading Plans which show proposed dirt-work and erosion control for preventing sediment from leaving the site. Engineering also reviews Traffic Reports submitted to the County which analyze the impact of proposed development on existing public streets.

Engineering Agreement Forms

Engineering Fees