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

COVID-19 Safety Measures - Updated May 24, 2020

Public Notice:  Due to the Declared Emergency related to the COVID-19 Pandemic we are offering limited in-person meeting opportunities. As of May 26, 2020, the public may visit our office with a scheduled appointment. There are also options for dropping off materials in our lobby. Please call (541-766-6819) or comdevinfo@co.benton.or.us in advance.

We are now accepting emailed permits and land use applications and can accept payment from credit or debit cards over the phone.

Send the following documents to comdevinfo@co.benton.or.us:

Send the following documents to permitcheck@co.benton.or.us:

Planning Commission:  Click here for updated information for the public hearing for LU-19-091; First Congregational United Church of Christ; Conditional Use Permit.

 

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 asking to speak with a Permit Technician or email permitcheck@co.benton.or.us.

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 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, have flood plain questions (Toby Lewis), detailed water permitting questions (Kristin Anderson), code compliance (Rebecca Taylor), or historic preservation questions (Inga Williams), 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, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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