Mission Statement

Our Mission

Provide solution-oriented services to the community through the application of professional skills, adopted plans, and standards which facilitate the growth of the local economy, enhance the quality of life, and preserve the natural environment for current and future generations.

Guiding Principles

Service - Quality, timeliness, and cost efficiency of service with applicable solutions to the challenges that arise, is the number one priority. The citizens of Benton County are our customers and the reason for our existence.

Professionalism - Our staff is the source of our strength. Its competence, knowledge, and experience reflect on the County's reputation and vitality.

Integrity - The Planning Department must conduct itself in a manner that is socially responsible and gains recognition and respect for its functions and positive contributions to Benton County.

Resourcefulness- Pursue new ways to get the job done with resources available.

Innovation - Be open to innovative ways to address issues, provide solutions to difficult challenges, and promote the Department's mission.

Teamwork and Interaction - Both are essential to our success as individuals and as a department.


Accuracy - Assemble the best data and information available and perform objective analysis for decision making. Provide all possible solutions to each particular challenge.

Continuous Improvement - A function or service can always be done better and we should strive to do so.

Make Department Procedures "User Friendly" - With the needs of the public being the uppermost priority; streamline and simplify the application, review, and permitting processes. Provide personal assistance in the initial stages of a project application.

Courtesy and Respect - Be open to, and provide opportunities for the ideas and concerns of others regarding matters of the Department.

Continually Improve the Level of Assistance to the Public - The overall impression of the Department by the visiting public should be that the office is professional, courteous, helpful, and solution oriented.


      Benton County    620 Market Street    Prosser, Washington 99350
      Phone: (509) 786-5710 or (509) 783-1310
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