Public Notices

Below are General Planning Department notices as well as information on Planning matters currently before the Hearings Examiner, Planning Commission, Board of County Commissioners, and the Boundary Review Board.  If you have any questions regarding the information here, please call us at (509) 786-5612 or use our Contact Us form.

For agendas, recordings and associated documents, click the appropriate link below:

Hearings Examiner Agendas
Planning Commission Agendas
Boundary Review Board Agendas


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2019 Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments
LEGAL NOTICE

Complete applications for proposed amendments to the Benton County Comprehensive Plan for 2019 will be accepted by the Benton County Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2018.  Individuals may propose changes to land use designations, policies, or any other components of the Plan, except for Urban Growth Area (UGA) boundaries.  Applications for comprehensive plan amendments must include all information requested on the application form provided by the Benton County Planning Department.

In the 2019 amendment process, Benton County will be accepting proposals from cities for possible amendments to their Urban Growth Area boundaries. All proposed amendments regarding UGA’s must be made by the cities, the County will not accept proposals from private individuals.  Complete application proposals for the 2019 UGA amendment process will be accepted by the Benton County Planning Department until 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2018.  Complete  applications for UGA amendments must include all information requested on the application form and spreadsheet provided by the Benton County Planning Department.


The Board of County Commissioners at a public hearing Tuesday, October 9, 2018adopted Ordinances amending the Permit Review Process and the Hearing Examiner System

Ordinance # 613 - Hearing Examiner System which updates the hearing examiner duties.
Ordinance #614 - Permit Review Process which updates Table 17-1, Project Permit Application Types.


The Board of County Commissioners at a public hearing Tuesday, September 25, 2018adopted Benton County’s Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances:

Adoption Notice for Resolutions 2018-686 and 2018-687.
Ordinance 611the 2017 Periodic Update of the County’s Zoning Ordinance to bring the regulations into compliance with the goals and policies of the recently adopted 2017 Benton County Comprehensive Plan Update, the Washington State Growth Management Act, and applicable state law.
Ordinance 612the 2017 Periodic Update of the County’s Subdivision Ordinance to bring the regulations into compliance with the goals and policies of the recently adopted 2017 Benton County Comprehensive Plan Update, the Washington State Growth Management Act, and applicable state law.


The Board of County Commissioners at a public hearing Tuesday, August 21, 2018adopted Benton County’s Critical Areas Ordinance and Mineral Resource Lands Ordinance .

Adoption Notice for Resolutions 2018-581 and 2018-582 for Ordinances 609 and 610.
Ordinance 609, the 2017 Periodic Update of the County’s Critical Areas Ordinance to bring the regulations into compliance with the goals and policies of the recently adopted 2017 Benton County Comprehensive Plan Update, the Washington State Growth Management Act, and applicable state law.
Ordinance 610, the 2017 Periodic Update of the County’s Mineral Resource Lands to promote the conservation of mineral resource lands and bring the regulations into compliance with the goals and policies of the recently adopted 2017 Benton County Comprehensive Plan Update, the Washington State Growth Management Act, and applicable state law.
 

 

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Our Hearing scheduled for November 19, 2018 has been canceled due to a lack of agenda items.  Our next hearing is scheduled for December 17, 2018.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

 

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Special Meeting of the Benton County Planning Commission will be held on November 27, 2018 at 5 p.m. in the Planning Annex hearing room in order to conduct a public hearing on an  amendment to Ordinance 611 to correct an error on a note found on the Official Zoning Map and to add wording regarding vegetative lot coverage of 45% in various zones.

 

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If needed, the BRB meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at 1002 Dudley Avenue in Prosser. 

The Boundary Review Board (BRB) has a vacancy!
The vacancy is a Governor's Appointee. For more information please click here.
       
       
       

       
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