Development & Public Works Department

The Development and Public Works (DPW) Department is organized into three divisions.

  • Community Development: looks at the long-term future of the community and how we might grow, and oversees changes to property inside the City or the Urban Growth Boundary around it. Tom Boyatt, Division Director

  • Environmental Services: protects Springfield’s water resources by managing a stormwater program and partnering in the regional wastewater program. Matt Stouder, Division Director

  • Operations: keeps the City’s systems- streets (including traffic signals), wastewater, stormwater- running smoothly. Brian Conlon, Division Director

CURRENT OPENINGS FOR PLANNING COMMISSION

Due to current COVID precautions, we ask that you complete and submit your application electronically if possible or contact the staff liaison listed for the committee you interested in to make other arrangements.

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Planning Commission
The City of Springfield is accepting applications for two positions on its seven-member Planning Commission. All Commission seats are volunteer, at-large positions with no ward restrictions. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Friday May 31, 2021. CORRECTION: The deadline for submitting your application for the Planning Commission has been extended to June 1. 2021 @ 5:00 p.m.

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  • When possible, Council will not appoint people currently serving on another governing body to the Planning Commission or Budget Committee.
  • When appointing people to any of the other City boards, commissions or committees, the Council shall take into account whether that person is being reappointed for a subsequent term, is currently serving on another governing body or currently appointed to another City board, commission or committee.
  • When possible, the Council will appoint people to serve on one City board, commission or committee only.

Public Notices or Hearings

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING:

A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE SPRINGFIELD CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY ON MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021 AT 7:00 P.M. FOR THE FIRST READING and MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2021, AT 7:00 P.M. FOR THE SECOND READING TO CONSIDER THIS ANNEXATION.  BOTH MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY THROUGH THE ZOOM PLATFORM, WHICH IS ACCESSIBLE AT https://www.springfield-or.gov/city/city-council-meetings/

Annexation of Territory to the City of Springfield and Willamalane Park & Recreation District and a Withdrawal of Territory from the McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District, said territory being property located at Assessor’s Map 17-02-35-00, Tax Lot 2700.  This parcel is municipally addressed as 7399 Thurston Road.  The Annexation territory is located within the City’s Urban Growth Boundary and it abuts the City Limits line along its western boundary, adjacent to Thurston Elementary School.  The Planning case number for the application is 811-21-000101-TYP4.
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Fixing Springfield Streets GO Bond Measure Projects Underway Graphic

Thank you Springfield voters for the passage of the GO Bond Measure 20-296! Now available, the 2020 Annual Report.

Our City Hall hours have been temporarily reduced in response to COVID-19.

Our Development Center counter in City Hall is currently open from 8:00 am to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Tuesdays and Fridays for walk-ins. State COVID-19 guidelines must be followed.

Please visit our Development & Public Works Resource Center page for a full listing of current permitting information. You can also contact us at developmentcenter@springfield-or.gov with your questions or to set up a virtual meeting. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe!

Additional information is also available on the following City of Springfield web pages:

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Springfield’s Master Fees and Charges:

Master Fees and Charges Schedule as of July 1, 2019

Springfield has new sign requirements.  They’ve been added to Springfield’s Downtown Planning page:

RV Occupancy for Private Property, temporary guidelines:

RV Guidelines for Private Property (temporary)

Projects Underway

Main Street Safety Project

Springfield’s Main Street is consistently ranked as one of the most unsafe city streets in Oregon based on the severity and frequency of traffic crashes. The City of Springfield and the Oregon Department of Transportation have launched the [...]

Development Code Update Project

The Purpose of the Development Code Update Project is to change the Springfield Development Code to support efficient, timely, and clear development review. The updated Development Code will support Springfield’s economic development priorities and will [...]

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Contact Us

Temporary Counter Hours8 a.m. to noon, 1- 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays
Address 225 Fifth Street, Springfield Oregon, 97477
Phone541.726.3753
Fax541.726.2309
Emaildpw@springfield-or.gov
Hours for Operations & Maintenance8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Address201 S. 18th Street, Springfield Oregon, 97477
Phone 541.726.3761
Fax541.726.3621
Emaildpw@springfield-or.gov
Building Inspection Line 541.726.3769
Business Licenses541.726.3662
Community Development541.726.3753
Comprehensive Planning541.736.7135
Emergency Management541.736.1026
Engineering541.726.3753
Environmental Services 541.726.3694
Housing541.736.1039/Fax 541.726.2309
Planning & Building Permits541.726.3753/541.726.3759