Land Use Board of Appeals

State Lands Building
The State Lands Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Land Use Board of Appeals. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20150312-1800)

Present Duties

The Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) has exclusive jurisdiction to review appeals of land use decisions made by cities, counties, districts and state agencies. 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 

LUBA is the first tribunal of its kind in the United States. It is a governor-appointed, three-member board, subject to confirmation by the Oregon Senate, serving four-year terms. Board members must be members of the Oregon State Bar. The board is assisted by two administrative staff and two staff attorneys.
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Contact Information

Telephone: 503-373-1265
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Land Use Board of Appeals​

​Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 197.810

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​Records & Publications

State Archives Holdings from This Agency

The following are selected abbreviated listings from the holdings of the Oregon State Archives. Additional records may be available. These records may be viewed free of charge at the State Archives Building in Salem. Copies are available for a fee. Take the Web tour for more information about visiting or ordering copies from the Oregon State Archives.
Title: Appeal Case Files
Dates: pre 1987
Cubic Ft.: 102
Title: Hearings Case Files
Dates: 1979 - 1990
Cubic Ft.: 161.75