Planning and Development Services

Wear a mask; maintain physical distancingWashington County Department of Land Use & Transportation continues to provide most services remotely - online, by phone or via U.S. Mail.

Our lobby in Suite 350 of the Public Services Building is open to the public for in-person services. Lobbies in our Walnut Street Center are closed, but in-person services are available by appointment (call 503-846-7623.) We urge all customers to continue to conduct business remotely whenever possible to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. 

Customers entering our buildings will be asked to provide their contact information for contact-tracing purposes. Customers will be required to wear a facial covering (mask), practice physical distancing (at least six feet of separation) and adhere to occupancy limits.  Hours and locations


Hours Address
8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday 155 N First Ave., Ste 350, MS14,
Hillsboro, OR 97124



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 Charles D. Cameron Public Services Building and consists of three sections:

Building Services

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.

Phone: 503-846-3470
Fax: 503-846-3993

Current Planning

Stephen Shane, 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.

Phone: 503-846-8761
Fax: 503-846-2908

Long Range Planning

Theresa Cherniak, Principal Planner, Community Planning

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.

Phone: 503-846-3519
Fax: 503-846-4412