Tia Lewis has over 22 years of experience assisting clients throughout Central Oregon in the areas of real estate, land use, permitting and due diligence. Her practice includes all aspects of development permitting and approval, from conceptual approval through land divisions and project development. A former Deschutes County Hearings Officer, Tia brings a unique decision-maker's perspective to the development approval process.
Navigating permits and land use
Tia guides clients through the complex administrative permitting systems of federal and state agencies such as the Oregon Department of Transportation, Department of Environmental Quality, U.S. Forest Service and Department of Fish and Wildlife, as well as city and county governmental bodies. She has substantial experience with urban growth boundary amendments and annexation, both legislative and quasi-judicial. In addition, she helps clients obtain industrial, commercial, and residential entitlements, managing consultants and project team members to promote collaboration and streamline overlapping regulation. Tia has successfully represented clients in land use appeals before the Court of Appeals and the Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA).
Advisor to community associations
Tia possesses a broad knowledge of community associations, having worked with some of Central Oregon's best-known and most complex homeowners' associations. She has been involved in the early stages of community permitting and development, guiding associations through the Real Estate Board. She advises many homeowners’ association boards on design review, permitting in accordance with development plans, and regulatory compliance of condominium and association documents.
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