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The Benton County Community Development Department includes the Building Division, Planning Division, and Solid Waste Program.                  

Benton County Community Development is pleased to provide a full suite of development services to guide customers through the process of submitting land use applications and building permits. We accept payment from credit or debit cards. Most services are available remotely - we encourage customers to contact us via phone, email, and online when possible:

Please click, write or call for more information.

The Avery Facility lobby is open daily with limited services from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Community Development also accepts in-person meetings by appointment between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM.  Staff will prioritize customers with a scheduled appointment.

Thank you for helping us continue to provide a high level of customer service!

Benton County Community Development Team

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Planning Applications

Starting August 1, 2022 we will no longer be accepting emailed or mailed land use applications. You will need to make an appointment to submit an application in-person.

Land Use Compatibility Statements (LUCS) can still be submitted by email to comdevinfo@co.benton.or.us  Land Use applications and requests for research will need to be submitted in-person.​

Building and miscellaneous permits

For the following application types please see our permits and process page for more information on how to submit and application forms:

HOURS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Building Permit Counter:

By Phone or Email: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For questions or online permit submittal please call 541-766-6819 and ask to speak with a Permit Technician or email permitcheck@co.benton.or.us for permit related questions.

In-Person: We are encouraging contact by phone or electronic communication for all customers who can avoid an in-person visit, but are alternatively offering in-person meetings by appointment only. Please schedule ahead by calling 541-766-6819 and ask to speak with a Permit Technician or email permitcheck@co.benton.or.us.  

Online Permit Submittal (Licensed Contractors Only): Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing permits that do not require plan review can be applied for by licensed contractors 24/7 online using Oregon ePermitting.

Planning Counter:

By Phone or Email: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm*. For questions or land use application submittal please call 541-766-6819 and asking to speak with a Planner or email comdevinfo@co.benton.or.usPlease allow 24 to 48 hours for a return call when you leave a voicemail. Your call is important to us and we will respond as soon as we can, but your request may require research first. Thank you for your patience. 

In-Person: We are encouraging contact by phone or electronic communication for all customers who can avoid an in-person visit, but are alternatively offering in-person meetings by appointment only. Please schedule ahead by calling 541-766-6819 and ask to speak with a Planner or email comdevinfo@co.benton.or.us.  

If you are working with a particular planner on an application or have flood plain questions (Toby Lewis), please call ahead and make an appointment with them at 541-766-6819.

*These are usual open counter times but they can change depending on when the weekly staff meetings are scheduled.  You are welcome to call ahead at 541-766-6819 to check if the counter is open.

Counters Are Closed During these Holidays:

We are closed the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., President’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and December 23 & 24th 

Our mission is to make Benton County a better place to live.