Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live

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Printed on Jul 23, 2014 @ 5:15 PM

Benton County Land and Water

Part of making Benton County a better place to live includes striking a balance while managing land, infrastructure and other resources for building development and recreational use while also preserving our natural environment. It’s a delicate balance, and the County staff takes this responsibility very seriously. From drinking water supply and road maintenance to property assessment to park and natural areas management, we’re at your service, every day.

Sustainability

Benton County cares about the environment that sustains us all. That’s why the county is engaging in a series of initiatives, including those regarding riparian and wetlands protection, habitat preservation, water quality, and stormwater runoff management to serve residents and visitors every day by making Benton County a healthy and vibrant place to live. Visit the Benton County Sustainability to learn about our sustainability policy, mission, goals, related projects, and other current information.

Septic Systems and Water Quality

Benton County's Environmental Health division tests, approves, and issues permits for septic systems. This division also tests drinking water and public water systems for county communities with a population of less than 3300 residents. Read more…

Stormwater Program

The goal of the Benton County Stormwater Program is to reduce the volume of runoff and lower the amount of pollutants runoff carries to our rivers and streams. Read more…

Riparian and Wetlands Project

Benton County has hundreds of stream miles and wetlands. The Riparian and Wetlands Project will form a plan to help keep the natural function of these vital areas. Read more…

Forestland Classification and Review

Forestland Classification determines which lands in Benton County are protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Read more…

Natural Areas and Parks

Benton County is fortunate to have 45 natural areas and parks set aside for the use of its residents. To help you enjoy public land, the department provides maps, walking trails, and a place to make picnic reservations. Read more…

Public Works

Benton County public infrastructure is made accessible, safe and environmentally responsible by Public Works through their management of road and transportation systems, utility services, public works facilities, engineering, survey and land use services. Read more…

Land Use Planning

The Planning Division of the Benton County Community Development Department implements the County Comprehensive Plan, the goal of which is responsible management of land and resources. Read more…

Building Permits

The Building Division of Benton County Community Development Building Division issues permits for septic systems, water, electrical and plumbing work, and other permits associated with land use. Read more…

Historic Preservation

The Historic Resources Commission works to preserve historic properties in our County. See the list of historic County buildings as well as links to other historic resources in Benton County. Read more…

Property Assessment

All real and personal property in Benton County is assessed yearly by the County Assessment Department. Read more…

Property Taxes

The Property Tax Division is responsible for billing, collecting and maintaining approximately 38,000 Benton County property tax accounts. You may pay your taxes online if you wish. Read more…