Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
Printed on Aug 04, 2015 @ 7:19 PM

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Benton County is Sustainability

Economic Development Partnership

Jail Tours Available

Why do Counties Matter?

You can make a difference

Mapping the Trail

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…

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…

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…

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

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

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What's Happening in

Benton County Jail is topic of Philomath event
Join Benton County Sheriff Scott Jackson and the Benton County Board of Commissioners for a conversation about the future of the Benton County Jail.
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Award to honor community environmental accomplishments
The Benton County Board of Commissioners and Environmental Issues Advisory Committee are seeking nominations for the Third-Annual Benton County Environmental Award.
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Community support allows positive reinforcement
Sometimes it takes a community to come together in support of our youth.
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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 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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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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BCSO Annual Report
The Benton County Sheriff's Office has released its Annual Report for this year.
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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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