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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. Jeff Paschall, 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

Public Hearings

No Public Hearings scheduled at this time.

General Information

Projects Underway

Wastewater Master Plan Update

The City of Springfield is embarking on a project to update our Wastewater Master Plan. Through this work, the City will identify needed improvements to the local wastewater system, based on current conditions and anticipated growth over the next 20 years. The City operates a large wastewater collection system, which includes 250 miles of wastewater pipe along with pump stations.

Public Facilities and Services Plan

The PFSP 2022 Update project is intended to: incorporate plan revisions adopted by ordinance since 2011 that have not yet been incorporated into the PFSP document; revise, clarify, and update PFSP text to facilitate use by jurisdictional staff and the public; and update project lists and maps to reflect current facility master plans.

Comprehensive Plan Map Clarification Project

The Comprehensive Plan Map Clarification Project will create a property-specific Comprehensive Plan Map for Springfield. This map will add greater certainty to Springfield’s plan designations. Currently, the Metro Plan and its Diagram, i.e., map, serve as a combined Eugene-Springfield comprehensive plan to guide decisions about how to use land within the region.

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 Main Street Safety Project to address this safety problem. Over the next two years, we will engage our Springfield community and do detailed analysis to identify [...]

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 honor Springfield’s home town feel now and in the future. Visit the project page here.  

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Contact Us

Counter Hours8 a.m. to noon, 1 - 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays
Address 225 Fifth Street, Springfield Oregon, 97477
Hours for Operations & Maintenance8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Address201 S. 18th Street, Springfield Oregon, 97477
Phone 541-726-3761
Building Inspection Line 541-726-3769
Business Licenses541-726-3662
Community Development541-726-3753
Comprehensive Planning541-736-7135
Emergency Management541-736-1026
Environmental Services 541-726-3694
Housing541-736-1039/Fax 541-726-2309
Planning & Building Permits541-726-3753/541-726-3759