Planning and Development Services
Andy Back, Manager
Welcome! Planning and Development Services is a division within Washington County's Department of Land Use and Transportation (LUT). We have three sections:
We work with developers, consultants, contractors, residents and the public to ensure that construction projects in unincorporated areas of the county are permitted and constructed in accordance with federal, state and local laws and codes.
We work with developers, consultants, residents and the public to ensure that development in unincorporated areas of the county complies with state, Metro, and Washington County plans, policies and codes. We also process complaints regarding potential improper uses or conditions on property in unincorporated areas of the county.
We prepare and maintain the county's planning documents and ordinances, including the Comprehensive Framework Plan for the Urban Area, the Rural/Natural Resource Plan, all Community Plans for urban unincorporated areas, and the countywide Transportation Plan.
Building Services Page
John McAllister, Building Official
Current Planning Services Page
Wayne Hayson, Principal Planner
Long Range Planning Page
Theresa Cherniak, Principal Planner, Community Planning
Karen Savage, Principal Planner, Transportation Planning