Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
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Welcome to Benton County Community Development

Please Note! Reduced Building Division Hours – Due to economic conditions, the Building Department will be receiving permits ONLY from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday - Friday.

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. Information to help complete the application can be found here.


Permit Forms and Fees
The kinds of permits covered here are those for building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and septic system. This page includes downloadable forms and a fee schedule (the fees are subject to change).

Permit Information
For more general information about permits, you can download our permit information document (PDF).

Building Permits in Butterfly Habitat

Many permits within the potential habitat for a federally protected butterfly require review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Operating Plan
This operating plan for local building inspectors was last revised July 1, 2005.

Oregon Building Codes Division
The Building Code Division of the Oregon Department of Consumer Businesses and Services website has information regarding state-wide building restrictions and regulations.

Rural Development
Learn more about developing land in rural Benton County.

Planning & Zoning

Answers to Common Questions

Zoning Maps
A zoning map is available on the Maps home page.

Development Code
This document contains the County's land use regulations. First find your zone on the Zoning Map, then look up your zone's description in the Development Code.

Land Use Applications
This section includes land use application forms and current fee schedule.

Historic Resources
View a list of local buildings of historic interest and the efforts of the Historic Resources Commission to preserve them.

Comprehensive Plan
See general policies about County priorities and how land use planning should be done. (This planning information is not directly applicable to most land use applications, but is valuable to those who wish to see the long-term land-use goals and recommendations of the County).

Commissions & Committees