Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
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Mapping the Trail

A Record of Service

Economic Development Partnership

Benton County is Sustainability

New Commissioner

Why do Counties Matter?

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

After 16 years on the job, Benton County Commissioner Linda Modrell is retiring at the close of 2014. Read More…

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

Benton County Departments work every day to implement sustainability into projects and programs.
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Anne Schuster was elected Benton County Commissioner in the November 2014 General Election. 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…

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What's Happening in

Vaccination time
School immunization exclusion day set Feb. 18
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Albany to Corvallis Pathway
Project good for traffic, safety and the environment
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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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Hubbard Bridge to close on Dec. 1
The Benton County Board of Commissioners voted to close the Hubbard Bridge, crossing the Long Tom River in South Benton County, effective Dec. 1.
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Bailey Branch Strategy
Bailey Branch Management Strategy information is available online from Benton County.
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Flu season is upon us
Vaccination is best way to protect against illness
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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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