Planning

The Benton County Planning Department oversees land use, zoning, comprehensive & environmental planning within unincorporated Benton County (property outside of city limits). Our most frequently asked questions are about zoning, land use rules (such running a business from your home), setbacks from property lines, and addresses.

ONLY the Public Services Building at
102206 East Wiser Parkway in Kennewick
is open for in-person appointments and visits.


The Prosser office will remain closed until further notice. 

Feel free to call us at (509) 786-5612 or email us at 
planning.department@co.benton.wa.us


To view/participate in a
Planning Commission or Hearings Examiner
meeting via video broadcast click here:
   

Join meeting

OR 
Dial one of these numbers to join and participate by phone:

(206) 207-1700
(213) 306-3065
Meeting/Access code: 146 193 5348
OR
Watch the hearing, without participating, here:
STREAMING VIDEO
Be aware, the streaming video will have a significant delay from the actual hearing. 


 Planning Department COVID-19 Response:

In the interest of public health and safety, our office in Kennewick will be open to the public starting May 4, 2020 to support the Building Department as they follow the Governor's April 29, 2020 memorandum related to the Implementation of Phase 1 Construction Restart, which provided clarifying information and definitions on which construction projects are considered authorized to proceed under the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.
Under this definition, authorized construction includes:

  • Construction previously authorized under Proclamation 20-25 and the Governor’s March 25, 2020 memo on construction
  • Construction not previously authorized under Proclamation 20-25 and the March 25, 2020 memo that was in existence on March 23, 2020. 
  • In existence means construction activity that is: a) needed to fulfill an obligation under a contract effective prior to March 23, 2020, or b) authorized by a government-issued permit obtained prior to March 23, 2020.

At this time, ONLY the Public Services Building at 102206 East Wiser Parkway in Kennewick is open for in-person appointments and visits. The Prosser offices for these departments will remain closed to the public until further notice. 


Introducing the
Benton County Rural Water Supply Program