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360 SW Avery Ave Location

The Benton County Community Development Department includes the Building Division, Planning Division, and Solid Waste Program.

                          COVID-19 Protocol, Effective January 10, 2022 

 

Benton County Community Development is pleased to provide a full suite of development services. The Community Development website (www.co.benton.or.us/cd) can answer many questions and guides customers through the process of submitting land use applications and building permits.

We encourage customers to reach us by email or phone when possible – most services are available via phone, email, and online meeting.  General services and inquiries are available by email and phone from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Remote meetings and in-person services are available by appointment from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Our website answers many questions and provides a guide for submitting land use applications and building permits.

Please click, write or call for more information.

For local COVID-19 information, please see the Benton County website:  https://www.co.benton.or.us/covid19

Please Note:

The Avery Facility lobby is open to drop-in customers with general inquiries; specific services are available by email, phone and appointment.  Priority will be given to customers with a scheduled appointment; please schedule an appointment for your permit applications if you prefer to process in-person.  Lobby space is available on a first come, first served basis and waiting space is extremely limited; please be prepared to wait outside during high volume times.  In-person visitors must wear a mask over their nose and mouth and comply with distancing and sanitizing protocols while inside any County facility.

Please visit us at: https://www.co.benton.or.us/cd  |  phone: 541-766-6819

Thank you for helping us continue to provide a high level of customer service!

Benton County Community Development Team

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We are now accepting emailed permit and land use applications and can accept payment from credit or debit cards over the phone.

Send the following documents to comdevinfo@co.benton.or.us:

For the following application types please see our permits and process page for more information on how to submit and application forms:

HOURS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Building Permit Counter:

By Phone or Email: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. For questions or online permit submittal please call 541-766-6819 and ask to speak with a Permit Technician or email permitcheck@co.benton.or.us for permit related questions.

In-Person: We are encouraging contact by phone or electronic communication for all customers who can avoid an in-person visit, but are alternatively offering in-person meetings by appointment only. Please schedule ahead by calling 541-766-6819 and ask to speak with a Permit Technician or email permitcheck@co.benton.or.us.  

Online Permit Submittal (Licensed Contractors Only): Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing permits that do not require plan review can be applied for by licensed contractors 24/7 online using Oregon ePermitting.

Planning Counter:

By Phone or Email: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm*. For questions or land use application submittal please call 541-766-6819 and asking to speak with a Planner or email comdevinfo@co.benton.or.usPlease allow 24 to 48 hours for a return call when you leave a voicemail. Your call is important to us and we will respond as soon as we can, but your request may require research first. Thank you for your patience. 

In-Person: We are encouraging contact by phone or electronic communication for all customers who can avoid an in-person visit, but are alternatively offering in-person meetings by appointment only. Please schedule ahead by calling 541-766-6819 and ask to speak with a Planner or email comdevinfo@co.benton.or.us.  

If you are working with a particular planner on an application, have flood plain questions (Toby Lewis), detailed water permitting questions (Kristin Anderson), or historic preservation questions (Inga Williams), please call ahead and make an appointment with them at 541-766-6819.

*These are usual open counter times but they can change depending on when the weekly staff meetings are scheduled.  You are welcome to call ahead at 541-766-6819 to check if the counter is open.

Counters Are Closed During these Holidays:

We are closed the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and December 23 & 24th 

Our mission is to make Benton County a better place to live.