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Community Planning | Development Review/Current Planning | Transportation Planning

Most of our services are available remotely - online, by phone or via U.S. Mail - 24 hours/day, seven days a week. Appointments are recommended for in-person services for Community Planning, Development Review/Current Planning and Transportation Planning. See Office Locations and Business Hours.

Community Planning

We coordinate County with local and state planning efforts and incorporate public and community-based organization involvement. We maintain the County’s Comprehensive Plan and update the Community Development Code, Comprehensive Framework Plan for the Urban Areas, Rural/Natural Resource Plan, Community Plans and Urban Planning Area Agreements.

Contact: [email protected] | 503-846-3519

Development Review/Current Planning

We work with developers, consultants and the public to make sure work is done safely and correctly. We review all development proposals to make sure they meet requirements in the Community Development Code, which regulates land use and development activities in unincorporated Washington County.

Contact:  [email protected] | 503-846-8761

Transportation Planning

We prepare and update Washington County’s 20-year transportation plan. We conduct travel forecasting, oversee the countywide Transportation Development Tax and bicycle and pedestrian planning. We work with Metro and Oregon Department of Transportation on regional transportation issues.

Contact: [email protected] | 503-846-3519

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Transportation funding
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How do we pay for the construction, maintenance and improvements of our roads?

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Public Permitting
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Search for permits, schedule inspections, get inspection results, pay fees, submit code complaints and more.

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Wardell Named Planning and Development Services Division Manager

Washington County Department of Land Use and Transportation has named Erin Wardell manager of the Planning and Development Services Division.