Planning and Development Services
Customer Advisory (COVID-19)
All Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) offices are closed to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
We continue to provide service to our customers remotely. Business can be transacted by phone, email or online. Please be patient. Due to limited staffing, responses and reviews may take longer than usual.
Use our online Public Permitting and Services Portal at WashCoORACA.com for development applications, facility permits, right-of-way permits, to pay for building permits, schedule inspections and more. More remote resources
Andy Back, Division Manager
Welcome to Planning and Development Services, a division within Washington County's Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT). Planning and Development Services is located in the Adams Crossing Building and consists of three sections:
Scott Linfesty, Building Official
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.
Tom Harry, Principal Planner
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.
Erin Wardell, Principal Planner, Transportation Planning
Long Range Planning prepares and maintains 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.