Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
Printed on Jul 28, 2015 @ 5:32 PM

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Why do Counties Matter?

Benton County is Sustainability

Economic Development Partnership

Mapping the Trail

You can make a difference

Jail Tours Available

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…

Benton County Departments work every day to implement sustainability into projects and programs.
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The City of Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office has launched a new brand identity and website portal. Read More…

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

There are many opportunities to make a difference in Benton County on advisory boards and committees. Interested in helping out? Read More…

Would you like to find out more about the situation at the Benton County Jail? Sign up for a tour to find out more! Read More…

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What's Happening in

Corvallis native among three country acts at Fair
This year's opening night will feature artists with local ties as well as a link to the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and an up-and-comer on the Benton County Fair and Rodeo main stage on Wednesday night.
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Natural hazard mitigation survey
Please take a moment to complete this survey about natural disaster preparedness in our community.
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Benton County Fair and Rodeo
Event kicks off on Wednesday, July 29 and closes at midnight Aug. 1.
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Benton County roundabout to open Friday
The long-anticipated roundabout at the intersection of SW 53rd Street and West Hills Road in Corvallis will be completed and open to full traffic flow by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 24.
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Benton County Jail is topic of North Albany event
Benton County takes conversation about the situation at the county to North Albany community
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Forest thinning causes trail closures at Beazell
Work will cause some trails to close intermittently
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Fair and Rodeo is coming up!
Annual event offers something for everyone
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Transportation committee seeks new member
The Benton County Special Transportation Advisory Committee is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the committee.
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Youth ride the 99 Express and Philomath Connection free this summer
This summer anyone 18 and younger can ride into Corvallis from Adair Village and from Philomath for free.
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Jail tours
Curious what all the fuss is about with the Benton County Jail? Come on down and check it out for yourself. We offer regular jail tours for the public and it's easy to sign up online.
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Advisory Board Opportunities
Here's your chance to get involved in your local government. We have openings on various advisory boards and committees.
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BCSO Annual Report
The Benton County Sheriff's Office has released its Annual Report for this year.
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Restoration project restricts access to Fort Hoskins
The main gate at Fort Hoskins Historic Park will be closed as necessary, beginning next week to provide for public safety during forest management activities.
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Douglas fir thinning to occur at Hoskins, Beazell
Community open house scheduled May 19 to discuss project
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Benton County Fair and Rodeo offers family fun
"County Wide/Country Pride" will be the theme of this year's Benton County Fair and Rodeo, which will include appearances by several top musical acts, returning favorites and even more fun for the entire family.
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Equal Opportunity Statement
Benton County is an anti-discrimination workplace.
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Benton County third in state public health rankings
County has been top of the state four of the six years rankings have been tallied
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Interactive roundabout exercise
This interactive program allows you to see how roundabouts operate whether a truck driver, automobile driver, pedestrian, bicyclist, etc. It covers most likely scenarios of navigating a roundabout.
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Roundabout FAQs
Do you have questions about how to drive a roundabout intersection? Here are some answers for you.
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Natural Areas and Parks is now on Facebook
Would you like to learn what's happening in the nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairies and wetlands managed by the Benton County Natural Areas and Parks Department? Benton County Natural Areas and Parks now has a Facebook page, where you can follow events, opportunities, updates and more!
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2015 State of the County
A transcript of this year's State of the County address, by Board of Commissioners Chair Jay Dixon, is available online.
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Pertussis cases identified in Benton County
Benton County Health Department, area school officials and medical providers are working to prevent the spread of Pertussis -- commonly known as "whooping cough" -- as 14 cases were identified among area school children recently.
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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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