Proposed Code Amendments

Code Amendments

The Benton County Community Development Department is responsible for managing and implementing the Benton County Code Chapters 50 through 100 (aka the Development Code). As needed, the Benton County Board of Commissioners at their own volition or at the request of staff or the Planning Commission may initiate code amendments to the Development Code. This page provides a list of any code amendment processes that have been initiated.

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Proposed Code Amendments

The following topics have been identified as being timely candidates for code amendments. All code amendments go through a public hearing process. For the more complex or controversial topics, public meetings may be held prior to the public hearings to encourage discussion and exploration of the topic before the proposed amendments are fully drafted.  As determined through discussions with the Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners, staff research and feedback from the public either at public meetings or at the public hearings, the proposed code amendments may or may not move forward. The Department of Land Conservation and Development also reviews and provides comments on all proposed amendments.

Ordinance Number File Number Proposed Amendments Planning Commission Hearing Board of Commissioners Hearing Effective Date
2018-0289 LU-17-022

Chapters 51 (definition), 94 (Property Line Adjustments, 95 (Partitions) and 97 (Subdivisions)

Adopted Ordinance 2018-0289

Draft Ordinance 2018-0289

Oct. 2, 2018 @ 7pm Nov. 6, 2018 @ 12pm Jan.3, 2019
TBD LU-18-063 Short-term rentals and ministerial review process TBD TBD TBD
TBD LU-18-064 Medical marijuana and siting standards marijuana operations TBD TBD TBD
TBD LU-19-022 Address off-site impacts from some permitted uses in the Urban & Rural Industrial zones, Flexible Industrial Overlay zone. TBD TBD TBD