About Rural Measure 49


NW Engineers’ planning professionals work with public agencies and private sector clients to address complex issues of rural development and permit approvals. Measure 37 Claimants are now receiving the Measure 49 Election forms to fill out and submit in order to develop their property. Measure 49

The first part of Measure 49 replaces the two alternate remedies of Measure 37 (a waiver of land use regulations or the payment of compensation) with an approval for claimants to establish a specific, but limited, number of home sites. This home site approval is provided as a form of compensation for land use regulations imposed after owners acquired their properties. It is available only for claimants who filed Measure 37 claims on or before June 28, 2007.

State Claims

  • Assist with M-49 State Claim
    • Expedited Option
  • Expedited Option
    Allows for up to 3 homesites
    Cannot go back and go through the Conditional Option

Development Applications

Many of the Measure 49 Claim applications have been submitted for State approval. Most Claimants have chosen the Expedited Option with approvals expected in Summer 2008. Once State M-49 Claims are approved by the State, the Claimant will need to submit a development application to the applicable local jurisdiction for the approved number of lots or homes. NW Engineers assists with the subsequent planning and engineering land use application including coordination with other consultants, such as surveyor, environmental, geotech, and attorney.

  • Partitions
  • Agricultural Dwellings
  • Forest Dwellings