New Land Use
Appeals of decisions made by the Executive Director of the Gorge Commission are handled under Commission Rule 350-70. These appeals are “de novo,” which means that the parties may provide new evidence to prove their cases. In these cases, the Commission makes a decision on the case independent of the Executive Director’s decision.
Any person who wishes to pursue an appeal must comply with the applicable rules. Each rule contains requirements for filing an appeal, including exhibits with sample forms. The Commission’s staff is available to assist you file your appeal forms and any questions you may have.
You may choose to hire an attorney; however, an attorney is not necessary. Download our sample forms in MS Word: Appeal of a Decision by the Gorge Commission Executive Director.