Skip to content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer

Latest News from Around Benton County

Image for Business Personal Property E-Filing Available

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 …

Image for 99 Express adding new stops along NE Elliot Circle, Lewisburg

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 …

Image for Integration with Amtrak

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 …

Image for Possible traffic and delays at Ballot Dropoff box amidst Wildfire Drill on May 18 

Possible traffic and delays at Ballot Dropoff box amidst Wildfire Drill on May 18 

Published: 2024/05/15 by Board of Commissioners

This weekend, the City of Corvallis and Benton County Emergency Management programs are conducting a Wildfire Evacuation Drill for the County on May 18, utilizing the Kalapuya Building as a Temporary Evacuation Point (TEP). Despite this, the Ballot Box at the Kalapuya Building at 4500 Research Way will remain accessible to the public, however delays may happen.  Read article …

Image for Benton County Victim Assistance Program Scheduled to Commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Benton County Victim Assistance Program Scheduled to Commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Published: 2024/04/17 by Board of Commissioners

The 2024 theme asks all of us—friends, family members, neighbors, colleagues, community leaders, victim service providers, criminal justice practitioners, and health professionals—how we can help crime victims.  Read article …

Image for Commissions & Committees

Commissions & Committees

Published: 2024/05/16 by Community Development

The following Commissions and Committees are integral to the successful functioning of the Planning Division. The Planning Commission prepares recommendations for the Board of Commissioners regarding proposed amendments to the County’s land-use and development regulations; makes decisions on quasi-judicial land use matters; and, in its capacity as the Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI), assists the Board […] Read article …

Image for Disposal Site Advisory Committee (DSAC)

Disposal Site Advisory Committee (DSAC)

Published: 2024/05/13 by Community Development

Disposal Site Management The Disposal Site Advisory Committee (DSAC) assists the Benton County Board of Commissioners in the planning and implementation of disposal site management, including the following: Participation on county boards and commissions involves citizens directly in local government in an impactful way and provides the Board of Commissioners with timely input on important […] Read article …

Image for Health Department News – May 2024

Health Department News – May 2024

Published: 2024/05/22 by Health Department

***Español a continuación*** This newsletter includes… National Wildfire Awareness Month It’s National Wildfire Awareness Month! Do you know what to do in a wildfire emergency? Is your emergency kit ready to go? Do you have all the necessary supplies? Build an emergency kit on budget. Learn what you can do to prepare today. Children & […] Read article …

Image for Benton County Children & Family Mental Health Program to host open house

Benton County Children & Family Mental Health Program to host open house

Published: 2024/05/15 by Health Department

***Español a continuación*** The Benton County Children and Family Mental Health Program will host an open house on Friday, May 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Clients and families served by the program, state and local leaders, community partners, local media, and the public are all invited to attend. The celebration follows a recent move from […] Read article …

Image for Property Value Appeals Board (PVAB) Hearing Information

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 …

Image for Legislative Updates

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 …

Image for Benton County Emergency Management Programs Collaborate on Wildfire Evacuation Drill

Benton County Emergency Management Programs Collaborate on Wildfire Evacuation Drill

Published: 2024/05/15 by Sheriff's Office

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The City of Corvallis and Benton County Emergency Management (BCEM) programs are pleased to announce their collaboration on a wildfire evacuation drill for Benton County on Saturday, May 18th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. The County’s Temporary Evacuation Point (TEP) is the Kalapuya Building on SW Research Way, Corvallis. The City’s […] Read article …

Image for Double Fatality Crash on Highway 20

Double Fatality Crash on Highway 20

Published: 2024/05/13 by Sheriff's Office

CORVALLIS, Ore. – On Saturday, May 11, 2024, at approximately 11:02 a.m., Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Deputies responded to a two-vehicle double fatality crash on Highway 20, approximately four miles west of Blodgett, Oregon. Investigators determined 46-year-old Jessmyn Rae Allen, of Umatilla, was westbound on Highway 20 in a 2019 Subaru Crosstrek when she […] Read article …

Back to top