Current Planning

Land Use & Transportation offices are open for in-person services. However, we provide most services remotely - online, by phone or via U.S. Mail - and encourage everyone to conduct business remotely whenever possible.

Customers are required to wear a facial covering (mask), practice physical distancing (at least six feet of separation) and adhere to occupancy limits. Customers will also be asked to provide contact information for contact-tracing purposes.

Email or call 503-846-8761 to set up an appointment.


Lobby hours for Current Planning are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

The lobby of suite 350 (Third floor) of the Public Services Building will be closed to walk-in traffic on Fridays, though staff will still answer phones and respond to emails.

Customers are doing 95% of their business remotely via the Public Permitting and Services PortalElectronic Plan Review and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems. These online services are available 24 hours/day, seven days a week.


Current Planning/Code Compliance has reduced staffing
due to revenue shortfalls.

Permits, inspections, reports, applications and other services
– including returning phone calls and emails – may take longer than usual.

Your patience is appreciated.

Division Manager: Andy Back  |  Principal Planner: Stephen Shane


The public permit 2Development in unincorporated Washington County must comply with plans, policies and codes from the County, state and Metro. Staff works with developers, consultants and citizens to ensure it’s done safely and correctly.

Current Planning staff reviews 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.



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