Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
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Economic Development Partnership

Why do Counties Matter?

New Commissioner

A Record of Service

Benton County is Sustainability

Mapping the Trail

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

Anne Schuster was elected Benton County Commissioner in the November 2014 General Election. Read More…

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

Benton County Departments work every day to implement sustainability into projects and programs.
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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

County unveils roundabout practice opportunity
Open house to discuss construction timeline and maneuvering roundabouts
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County slows process toward multi-modal path
Benton County is slowing down its process for pursuing a multi-use path between Albany and Corvallis.
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Special transportation project funding available
Government and non-profit agencies will have the opportunity to gain financial support for projects that maintain or improve transportation services for certain populations.
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Plaque to commemorate past county sheriff
The Benton County Board of Commissioners has scheduled an event to commemorate the service of former Sheriff Diana Simpson.
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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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County shop earns ASE recognition
Benton County mechanics recognized for excellence
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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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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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