Land Use Forms & Fees

Overview

We are available by appointment Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM.
Applications will only be accepted in-person at the office. You will need to make an appointment to submit any land use application. Accommodation can be made for remote applicants. 

Prior to visiting our office please call 541-766-6819 or email comdevinfo@co.benton.or.us.

Below are the most commonly requested application forms. If you do not see the form you need, please contact the Planning Division, 541-766-6819.

1.  Locate the appropriate land use application form below. They are available for viewing as PDFs and can be filled out on your computer. You must use Internet Explorer for the digital signature option to work. We are able to accept digital esignatures in addition to the original signed document. Print the document to PDF, rather than saving as a PDF, to ensure capture of filled information and signature.

2.  Fill out the application form and be sure to include the required attachments. All property owners must sign the application form either through e-signature or provide us with the original signed document. We cannot accept scans or copies of the original signature page.

3.  A planner will review your application and let you know if there are any missing items or, if complete, will take in payment. You may pay by check, cash, or charge. 

Fee Schedule
For exact Planning and Land Use Application Fees, please contact the Planning Division, 541-766-6819. To get a ball park of the fees, please reference our 2022 fee schedule (effective Jan 1, 2022).  

 

SETBACKS TABLE for EFU, FC, RR, and UR zoning districts

General Applications

Dwelling and Medical Hardship Applications

Development in the Floodplain

Partitions 

A land division is considered a partition if less than four properties are being created each year. There are multiple applications for partitions depending on the size, zoning and minimum parcel size or density of the parent property. 

Property Line Adjustments, Tax Lot Creation and Subdivisions

Create a Tax Lot/Deed Release - Creates a new tax lot, not a new parcel. Typically done for construction financing.

Property Line Adjustment - to adjust the property lines between two properties. Additional application forms are required when more than two properties will be adjusted. These applications can be reviewed concurrently, if applied for on the same day.

Subdivision - for creating 4 or more properties in a year. 

Historic Resources - use this link for our Historic Resources Commission Home page