Community Development Department


The Community Development Department prepares short-term and long-term recommendations for land use in compliance with City and State policies, and implements adopted development goals and visions for the community. Community Department Staff supports the Planning Commission and the Design Review Board; provides land use and planning assistance to residents and property owners, and coordinates with other departments on related issues.

The Permit Portal, available on the State of Oregon's E-Permitting System, allows citizens to search properties for current and historic building and planning permit activity.

The Community Development Department's 2023 Annual Review provides an update on the major projects in Cannon Beach, statistics on building and planning activities over the past year and a summary of the priorities for the coming year.

CREST (Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce) has prepared the following brochures which help to explain important planning concerns in our coastal area:

Planning Staff

Community Development Director
(503) 436-8040
Administrative Assistant
(503) 436-8054
(503) 436-8041