Current Planning

Please transact business remotely

Facial coverings are required in all County buildings; disposable masks available at building entrances

All customers are encouraged to conduct business remotely whenever possible. Most services are available remotely - online, by phone or via U.S. Mail - 24 hours/day, seven days a week.

Our offices in the Public Services Building, Suites 250 and 350, are open for in-person services during normal business hours.

Our offices in the Walnut Street Center are closed, but in-person services are available by appointment during normal business hours by calling 503-846-7623. 


Remote services (24 hours/day, seven days a week):

Lobby hours:

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • Closed Friday to walk-in traffic; staff responds to phone messages and emails.


Current Planning/Code Compliance is experiencing staffing shortfalls.

Services, including returning phone calls and emails,
may take longer than usual.

Email and phone responses are generally provided within 3-5 business days. 

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. 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.



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