Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
Printed on Oct 25, 2014 @ 10:05 PM

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Giving Back to the Community

Mapping the Trail

Benton County is Sustainability

Why do Counties Matter?

Economic Development Partnership

Responding to snow

Often, when people volunteer in youth activities it's because they have a child involved. But husband and wife duo Bruce and Barb Ashenbrenner, of Monroe, were volunteering long before their own kids began 4-H, and they've continued long since. Read More…

Benton County and its partners recently launched The Right Trail, a mapping website displaying trail systems throughout the county. Read More…

Benton County Departments work every day to implement sustainability into projects and programs.
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This video produced by the National Association of Counties does a nice job of displaying what county government does across the country and why it matters to our constituents. Watch the Video…

The City of Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office has launched a new brand identity and website portal. Read More…

Benton County emergency personnel and roads crews worked around the clock during two separate snow events in December and February to keep the community safe. Read More…

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What's Happening in Benton County

Property Taxes
This is a friendly reminder that property tax payments are due Nov. 15. To make a payment, just drop it in the mail, addressed to Benton County Finance and Tax Division, PO Box 964 Corvallis, OR 97339. Payments that are postmarked Nov. 15 are not considered late. It's also possible to pay in person at the Benton County Finance and Tax Division, 4077 SW Research Way, in Corvallis. For those who wish to pay online or seek information about property tax valuations, payment methods and general topics, information is available online.
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County maintaining roads, preparing for winter weather
Benton County Public Works crews are out fulfilling maintenance plans on county roads while simultaneously preparing for the coming winter.
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Final Bailey Branch Management Strategy Released
Benton County's Bailey Branch Management Strategy, which is up for acceptance on Tuesday at the Board of Commissioners meeting, is available online. Please note that all county efforts to develop trails are focused at this point between Albany and Corvallis.
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Expanding youth mental health services
Corvallis and Philomath high schools to receive additional mental health services provided by Trillium Family Services
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County sets timeline for Corvallis to Albany trail
The Benton County Board of Commissioners recently approved an accelerated timeline that makes the Albany-to-Corvallis multi-use path project connecting the two cities the top priority for recreational transportation development.
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County releases natural hazard progress report
A report outlining Benton County's progress regarding natural hazard mitigation and response is available for public review.
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News from Benton County
The Benton County quarterly newsletter was published Sept. 24 in The Gazette-Times and North Albany edition of The Democrat-Herald. Here is an electronic copy!
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Jail tours
Those who want to see the situation at the Benton County jail for themselves will have their chance, starting this weekend, with some community jail tours hosted by the Sheriff's Office.
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Salmonberry Campground open for camping season
Benton County is inviting the public to book spaces for the upcoming camping season at Salmonberry County Campground.
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Floodplain Permits

Benton County would like everyone to be aware that a Floodplain Development Permit is required for all development conducted within the Special Flood Hazard Area (also referred to as the 100-year floodplain). This includes flood damage repair and projects that do not require building permits. These permits are free.

Flood Facts

Whether you live in a floodplain or not, you can learn how to prepare your home and family for flooding, as well as find resources for when floods occur. Read more...


An informational video was created by the Minnesota Department of Transportation that discusses the advantages of roundabouts. More information is available from Public Works.

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