Development Review

Office Locations and Business Hours
Staff

 

Function

The Public Service/Development Review group provides direct customer service to the public and other departments and agencies. Those services include:

  • Provide copies of the various records on file in the County Surveyor’s Office.
  • Provide addresses and approve street names for property within unincorporated Washington County and certain cities in the County.
  • Maintain and expand the County’s address grid map.
  • Review and file records of survey.
  • Review subdivision, partition and condominium plats prior to recording for compliance with Oregon State Statutes and applicable development codes.
 

Street Naming and Addressing

The Uniform House Numbering and Street Naming System is administered by the County Surveyor’s Office.

 

Monumentation Policy

The Washington County Surveyor's Office requires the use of those monuments identified in ORS. If the situation warrants, you may use a Berntsen "Survey Mark (BP1 or BP2)", a MARK-IT "Mini Plug Marker (MPM-SM or MPM-PFT)", or other equivalent monument. Equivalent monuments must be pre-approved by the Washington County Surveyor. Generally brass screws and similar markers will not be approved.

Offset monuments must be pre-approved.

 

Survey Review (Non-Plat Boundaries)

  • Survey Filing Fee: $400.00
  • Copy requirements: 2 signed paper copies for review
  • The following statement is required on sheet 1 of all surveys:
    "WASHINGTON COUNTY SURVEYOR’S OFFICE
    ACCEPTED FOR FILING: ______________"
  • Download Survey Review Checklist (PDF)

January 1, 2012 we began accepting permanent ink on acid free bond paper as the final product for Records of Survey. The mylar materials you were submitting before are still acceptable but additionally, contingent on our testing of your paper for strength and acid content, you have the option of sending in paper for filing. When you submit your two paper copies of a Record of Survey for review, we will test the paper and include the result as part of your redlines.

 

Survey Review (Plat Boundaries) 

  • Review fee deposit: $1,260.00
  • Copy requirements: 2 signed paper copies for review
  • Surrounding and vesting deeds and all documents called on the survey must be submitted with survey
  • The following statement is required on sheet 1 of all surveys:
    "WASHINGTON COUNTY SURVEYOR’S OFFICE
    ACCEPTED FOR FILING: ______________"
  • Download Survey Review Checklist (PDF)

January 1, 2012 we began accepting permanent ink on acid free bond paper as the final product for Records of Survey. The mylar materials you were submitting before are still acceptable but additionally, contingent on our testing of your paper for strength and acid content, you have the option of sending in paper for filing. When you submit your two paper copies of a Record of Survey for review, we will test the paper and include the result as part of your redlines.
 

Partition Review 

 

Subdivision Review 

Condominium Review 

  • Condominium names in Washington County are approved by Assessment & Taxation. Contact: 503.846.8871
  • A boundary survey, along with surrounding and vesting deeds and all documents called on the plat, must be submitted to the County  Surveyor a minimum of thirty days prior to the submission of the final plat
  • The amount of the required deposit for Surveyor's Office review fees is determined by County staff after receiving copies of the plat
  • The Cartography fee of $138.00 (separate check payable to Washington County) must be paid prior to plat review. (View Assessor  Approval Requirements)
  • Copy requirements: 10 sets of signed paper copies
  • Current title report and copies of exceptions must be submitted with plat
  • Download Approval Format (PDF)
  • Download Condominium Plat Checklist (PDF)

 

Notarizing Plats 

 

Sample Affidavits 

 

Monument Box Requirements for Plats 

In accordance with the Washington County Uniform Road Improvement Design Standards, adopted February 15, 2011, monument boxes are required for all centerline monuments within or, if applicable, outside the boundary of subdivision and condominium plats. This also pertains to streets publicly dedicated per partition plats. At this time, the following monument boxes (frames) and covers have been approved for use in Washington County:

East Jordan Iron Works, Inc.

13127 State Ave.
Marysville, WA 98271
(360) 651-6144
Fax (360) 651-6150

12" Monument Box: 
Part#   Description
00367311  #3673Z 12" x 7-7/8" Monument Body
00367323  #3673A "WC" Monument Cover w/ Drop Handle
8" Monument Box:  
00361411  #3614Z 8-1/4" x 8" Monument Body
00361421  #3614A "Monument" Cover

Olympic Foundary (503)281-3381

  • Model No. M1014 8" Frame
  • Model No. M1014 8" Cover
  • Model No. M1035 12" Frame 14-6330
  • Model No. M1035 12" Cover 15-14 6331
  • Model No. M1036 12" Frame 14-6329
  • Model No. M1036 12" Cover 14-638


The 8" boxes are acceptable for most local streets (subdivisions). The 12" boxes may be required for streets or County Roads of a higher classification and will be addressed on an individual basis. Utilizing monument boxes will protect monuments, make them easily accessible and allow you to use plastic caps instead of aluminum caps. Another benefit is being able to set all of the interior monuments at one time, thus saving you additional field trips and the expense of extra Washington County field checks.

monumentation box