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  • All Development Engineering permits, including:
    • Site Development
    • Right of Way
    • Utility permits
  • All Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical permits that require a plan review 

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  • Trade contractor Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical permits that do not require a plan review
  • Basic homeowner Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical permits that do not require a plan review
  • Septic permits
  • Land Use permits

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Programs and services to maintain, improve and enhance the safety of the county road system (Transportation Engineering and Transportation Maintenance), assist residents and businesses in their plans to grow and change (Planning & Zoning, Building Codes, County Surveyor, Development Agency), and support safe, enjoyable and livable communities (Code Enforcement, Dog Services, Sustainability & Solid Waste).

The mission of the Department of Transportation and Development is to assist residents and businesses in creating vibrant, sustainable communities through innovative, responsive public service. Our goal is to provide excellent service. Please let us know how we're doing and how we can improve by taking this brief survey.

Key Projects and Initiatives

See a list of our construction in progress or planned this year and beyond.

The Board of Commissioners has set a goal for the county to be carbon neutral by 2050.  A Climate Action Plan will help us get there.

The Community Road Fund supports congestion relief, safety and local road paving projects in unincorporated Clackamas County with revenue from the countywide vehicle registration fee.

Drive to Zero focuses on reducing injuries and fatalities on our roadways.

The county has received a grant from ODOT to install over 2,500 curve and stop ahead warning signs throughout unincorporated Clackamas County to improve safety on our roads.

The Sunrise Corridor serves as a critical freight distribution link between the Portland region and central Oregon, a gateway to premier recreation resources, and is home to over 7,500 residents, 800 businesses and 14,000 employees. 

When the city of Damascus disincorporated on July 16, 2016, the responsibility and the funding for the area’s transportation system was returned to Clackamas County.

By the end of 2022, staff and operations will move to its new 11-acre site at 19314 S Beavercreek Road, Oregon City near Clackamas Community College.

Developing a comprehensive, long-term vision to improve opportunities for people walking and biking throughout the county.

Roads scheduled for resurfacing in the next five years.