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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

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.

More than 30 transportation projects to improve safety and increase traffic flow in the Clackamas Regional Center for motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders.

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.

Board approves moving forward with congestion relief, safety and local road paving projects funded by revenue from the new countywide vehicle registration fee, which is effective in 2020. The revenue, which will go into the Community Road Fund, will only be used on road projects in unincorporated areas of the county.

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

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

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.