2017 ORS 329A.440¹
Application of zoning ordinances to registered or certified family child care homes

(1) A registered or certified family child care home shall be considered a residential use of property for zoning purposes. The registered or certified family child care home shall be a permitted use in all areas zoned for residential or commercial purposes, including areas zoned for single-family dwellings. A city or county may not enact or enforce zoning ordinances prohibiting the use of a residential dwelling, located in an area zoned for residential or commercial use, as a registered or certified family child care home.

(2) A city or county may impose zoning conditions on the establishment and maintenance of a registered or certified family child care home in an area zoned for residential or commercial use if the conditions are no more restrictive than conditions imposed on other residential dwellings in the same zone.

(3) A county may:

(a) Allow a registered or certified family child care home in an existing dwelling in any area zoned for farm use, including an exclusive farm use zone established under ORS 215.203 (Zoning ordinances establishing exclusive farm use zones);

(b) Impose reasonable conditions on the establishment of a registered or certified family child care home in an area zoned for farm use; and

(c) Allow a division of land for a registered or certified family child care home in an exclusive farm use zone only as provided in ORS 215.263 (Land divisions in exclusive farm use zones) (9).

(4) This section applies only to a registered or certified family child care home where child care is offered in the home of the provider to not more than 16 children, including children of the provider, regardless of full-time or part-time status. [Formerly 657A.440]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 329A—Child Care, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors329A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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