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Business Personal Property E-Filing Available

Published: 2023/11/17 by Assessment

E-FILING AVAILABLE FOR BENTON COUNTY BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY ACCOUNTS The Benton Assessment Department has completed the implementation of an online E-Filing platform for Business Personal Property accounts in Benton County, and is asking business owners to use this online system to file Business Property Returns for tax year 2023 and beyond as required by Oregon […] Read article …

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99 Express adding new stops along NE Elliot Circle, Lewisburg

Published: 2022/06/20 by Benton Area Transit

Heads up, 99 Express riders! BAT will be adjusting its 99 Express service to include 2 NEW stops in the Lewisburg area. Both new stops will be located along NE Elliot Circle, serving the areas adjacent to the Knoll Terrace Community and Mountain View Elementary. These stops will replace the old stops along Highway 99W. […] Read article …

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Integration with Amtrak

Published: 2022/05/15 by Benton Area Transit

Are you planning to take the train? Let Benton Area Transit take you to the station! You can now book a train ticket directly to or from Corvallis, OSU, Philomath, Toledo, or Newport. Our Coast to Valley Express service is now an extension of the national passenger rail system. Just head over to Amtrak.com to […] Read article …

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Listen to the Benton County Public Podcast

Published: 2024/02/29 by Board of Commissioners

Join us for episode 8 of the Benton County Public Podcast as we explore the journey behind the creation of the Oak Creek Evacuation Route! Read article …

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Benton County reminds businesses of March 15 deadline for Business Personal Property Returns

Published: 2024/02/28 by Board of Commissioners

Benton County reminds businesses of March 15 deadline for Business Personal Property Returns. Read article …

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Wildfire Mitigation Grant Program

Published: 2023/11/30 by Community Development

Overview Benton County Community Development Department is seeking applications for neighborhood community wildfire preparedness projects that aim to 1) decrease structure ignitability of homes, 2) reduce hazardous fuels around homes and/or 3) educate residents about wildfire risk reduction or preparedness. Priority will be given to projects that support residents with vulnerability to the negative impacts […] Read article …

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Winter weather conditions expected this weekend: Warming centers available in Benton County

Published: 2024/01/11 by Health Department

***Español a continuación*** Low temperatures and winter weather conditions are expected in the Willamette Valley starting Friday, January 12. Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 19 degrees are expected through Monday, January 15. Possible conditions of rain, freezing rain, snow, and sleet may occur throughout the weekend. Roads may be icy. Avoid driving in icy conditions whenever possible. […] Read article …

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Low temperatures expected this weekend – Warming centers available in Benton County 

Published: 2023/12/22 by Health Department

Español a continuación Low temperatures are expected in the Willamette Valley starting Friday December 22. Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 28 degrees are expected through Saturday, December 23.  Slow down and use caution while driving. Benton County recommends having an emergency plan and supplies ready. Here are some safe travel tips.  Visit https://www.weather.gov/ for weather […] Read article …

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Property Value Appeals Board (PVAB) Hearing Information

Published: 2024/02/14 by Records & Elections

PVAB, formerly known as the Board of Property Tax Appeals (BoPTA) Benton County’s, Property Value Appeals Board, meets annually to hear appeals on the property values for the current tax year. Petitioners had until January 2nd, 2024, to meet the petition filing deadline this year. Hearings are open to the public and attendance can be […] Read article …

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Legislative Updates

Published: 2023/06/08 by Records & Elections

The 2023 legislative body brought forth a few new bills making changes to our services. Upcoming changes will affect Recording in real property records, Domestic Partnerships, and the Board of Property Value Appeals. These legislative changes went into effect January 1, 2024. Recording Requirements – Font Size Increase HB 2029 The minimum font size required […] Read article …

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Corvallis Farming Accident Takes Life of Dallas Oregon Man

Published: 2024/02/02 by Sheriff's Office

Corvallis, Ore. – On February 1, 2024, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Benton County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Corvallis Fire Department, responded to a tragic incident at a dairy farm south of Corvallis, in which a male lost his life. Deputies arrived and located David Breyman III, 56, of Dallas, who was unconscious, not breathing, […] Read article …

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Fatal Crash at Highway 20/Highway 180

Published: 2024/02/02 by Sheriff's Office

Involved names released: Edwin Sondenaa was the driver of the log truck; Michael Fetch was the driver of the F150. CORVALLIS, Ore. – On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at approximately 3:40 p.m., Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputies responded to a two-vehicle single-fatality crash on Highway 20 near Blodgett, Oregon. A Ford F150 pickup was stopped […] Read article …

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