City of Moro Planning Department
The following are the procedures for building within the City limits of Moro. This includes permanent site built, manufactured homes, and portable structures and fences. Buildings less than 200 square feet that do not require a building permit, still require review by the Moro Planning Director to ensure compliance with zoning ordinances and setbacks. A site map must be provided to the City to verify zoning and set-backs, a plan set is required for all structures more than 200 sq ft.
#1 – Contact the Moro Planning Department to determine Land Use Zone for your specific property. The City of Moro has 4 main land use zones. #1 Residential (R-5), Commercial (C), Industrial (M), and Agricultural (A). Each zone has its own allowed/directly permitted uses, conditional uses and specific setbacks that must be followed
.#2- Existing fences, buildings, neighboring fences and buildings are not necessarily an indication of the legal property boundaries. If you are unsure of properties boundaries, it is suggested that you enlist the assistance of an Oregon Surveyor to determine properties boundaries, prior to commencing work. Before beginning site prep, or building anything, it is your responsibility to make sure it is located on your property, or you will be required to remove the structure or fence, this includes portable buildings, at your expense. With a few exceptions, Moro City Rights-of-Way are 80 feet wide. Alleys are 20 feet wide, and must remain open to facilitate access at ALL times.
#3 – Provide a site plan, to the City that shows the location of existing buildings and placement of proposed buildings. Include property lot size, building dimensions and set-backs between buildings. The following building setbacks must be established on the site map/project plan in the Residential Zone, other zones differ. Front property boundary: 20 feet, side property boundaries: 5 feet. Rear 20 feet, minimum lot size not less than 5000 SQ Feet. If the property is located on a corner lot, the interior side yard shall not be less than 5 feet, side yard on street side of such corner lot shall not be less than 10 feet in width.
#4 – The Moro Planning Director will review the proposed project. For outright/permitted uses the Planning Director can approve the building permit application. If the proposal is not considered an outright use, it will require public notification and public hearing as a conditional use and approval by the Moro City Council.
#5 – When the project has been reviewed and approved by the City of Moro, a building permit application will be signed by the Planning Director.
The City of Moro does not issue building permits, they can be obtained from :"State of Oregon Building Codes Pendleton Field Office 541-276-7814"