Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live

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Printed on Dec 17, 2014 @ 1:37 PM

Benton County Administration

Benton County offers a variety of important services to the community such as providing elections, recording property documents, collecting property taxes, issuing marriage and dog licenses and many others. All county activities are supported by an internal framework that includes management, Human Resources, Information Technology and other vital tools to providing effective public service.

Board of Commissioners

Benton County is served by three full-time elected commissioners who manage the legislative, executive and quasi-judicial responsibilities of county government. Each commissioner is elected at large to a four-year term. No individual commissioner has any more or less power than the others to act. Board action requires at least two of the commissioners to be in agreement. Read more...

Budget

The Benton County Budget is an important document containing key information about how the county uses resources, as well as operational priorities. The Benton County Budget Office manages preparation and execution of the county budget. The Budget Office’s purpose is to support achieving county goals through planning, researching and managing financial resources. Read more...

Elected Officials

Five elected officials work hard every day to make sure Benton County remains a great place to live by overseeing general county government as well as the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the District Attorney’s Office. The Board of Commissioners has authority over the executive, legislative and land use aspects of the county. The Benton County Sheriff and District Attorney both also are elected by Benton County voters to oversee those important law enforcement and public safety functions. Read more...

Elections

The Elections Office sets up and administers all federal, state and local elections held in Benton County. Voter registration, election filings, petition drives, campaign information, determination of political boundaries, issuing ballots and publishing the Voters’ Pamphlet all fall under the purview of the Elections Office, which also is able to accept passport applications. Read more...

 

Employment

Benton County Human Resources is hard at work every day to ensure your county government has high-quality employees with the support and resources they need to function effectively. To apply for open positions, a Benton County Employment Application Form is required, along with any supplemental materials, by 5 p.m. on the closing date to Human Resources. Read more...

Finance & Taxes

Managing day-to-day finances is an important managerial task and the Finance and Tax Office is responsible for safeguarding the county’s resources and making sure accounting is consistent. The office provides payroll, receipt, account payable and other internal and external business services. It also performs the functions of the County Treasurer and County Property Tax Collector, as required under Oregon State Law. Read more...

Records

Issuing and retaining records and licenses for public access is the purpose of the Benton County Records and Licenses Office. Public real property records such as deeds, mortgages, liens, easements and subdivision plats and other public records are kept safe for permanent retention. Marriage licenses are issued from the Records and Licenses Office and civil marriage ceremonies are scheduled weekly in the office. This is also the place to go for dog licenses, registering for Oregon Domestic Partnerships and other related services. Read more...

RFPs

Contracts for services and goods procurement are initiated by a Request for Proposal (RFP). These RFPs are managed at the department level. This page provides links to the RFPs currently published. For information regarding RFPs, those interested should contact the issuing department. Read more...