City of Corvallis

City of Corvallis Corvallis is nestled in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Corvallis is nestled in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, within 90 minutes of the Portland Metropolitan area, world class skiing, and the spectacular Oregon coast.

Corvallis has a residential population of 57,390 and is home to Oregon State University.

Operating as usual

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

For the safety of the community and our staff, Walk-Up Services have been canceled at all of our locations today due to the continuing poor air quality. Stay safe everyone!

Spread the word!

Spread the word!

Help us get the word out!
Vina Moses Center is open today exclusively for evacuees. They'll be providing clean and lightly used clothing, toiletries, blankets, towels, household goods, and other supplies at no cost to evacuees of Oregon wildfires. The Center is open for evacuees only. Please bring an ID and face covering.

Corvallis Parks and Recreation has closed all Natural Areas until further notice. The closure is due to continued extrem...

Corvallis Parks and Recreation has closed all Natural Areas until further notice. The closure is due to continued extreme fire danger and limited firefighting resources currently available. This announcement includes the following natural areas:

Bald Hill Natural Area
Brandis Natural Area
Chip Ross Natural Area
Forest Dell Natural Area
Herbert Farm Natural Area
Marys River Natural Area
Noyes Natural Area
Orleans Natural Area
Owens Farm Natural Area
Timber Hill Natural Area
Witham Hill Natural Area

City parks remain open. Please respect these natural area closures and help keep our community safe.

Links to the latest info...

Links to the latest info...

Statewide wildfire information –
Air quality updates –
American Red Cross Safe and Well Registry –

For verified disaster relief organizations, please refer to Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, These organizations include the American Red Cross, Team Rubicon, Salvation Army, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, and other relief organizations. Also consider donating to groups like Wildland Firefighters Fund. As needs for donations and volunteers are identified, they will be messaged out through official communication sources.

Now's the time — donation drop-offs are being accepted at the library! More info in the post below from Benton County, O...

Now's the time — donation drop-offs are being accepted at the library! More info in the post below from Benton County, Oregon.

Thank you for your overwhelming volunteer support and donations! The donation drop-off location is NOW OPEN at the Corvallis Benton Library drive through underground parking structure at: at 645 NW Monroe Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97330. For hours operation and list of donation item requests, please visit:

There is also new a recovery website for individuals affected by wildfires and evacuations, and for those who would like to make a donation or volunteer. Please visit:

Please do not take donations to the fairgrounds. Staff are not available to take supplies at that location.

Corvallis and Benton County, Oregon are NOT under any evacuation orders — please be careful sharing rumors on social med...

Corvallis and Benton County, Oregon are NOT under any evacuation orders — please be careful sharing rumors on social media. You can rely on these verified pages for accurate information:

• Benton County, Oregon
• Benton County Sheriff's Office
• City of Corvallis Police Department

Please share: Republic Services will not be picking up trash, recycling or yard debris collection for Wednesday, Septemb...

Please share: Republic Services will not be picking up trash, recycling or yard debris collection for Wednesday, September 9 in Corvallis. They will assess services later in the week based on air quality monitoring. Bags and other items will be collected on your *next* scheduled service day (next week for most customers). Thanks for your patience (and please forgive the late announcement).

Benton County, Oregon

Benton County, Oregon

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Benton County does not currently have any areas under evacuation orders. Stay up-to-date on the latest information on fires, smoke and evacuations:

The Benton County Fairgrounds has been opened as an overflow emergency shelter exclusively for evacuees from neighboring counties. Benton County residents are not under threat at this time.

El Condado Benton actualmente no tiene áreas bajo órdenes de evacuación. Manténgase actualizado con la información más reciente sobre incendios, humo y evacuaciones:

Los Terrenos de la Feria del Condado Benton se ha abierto como un refugio de emergencia exclusivamente para los evacuados de los condados vecinos, en caso de sobrecupo. Los habitantes del Condado Benton no están bajo amenaza en este momento.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Oregon Office of Emergency Management


Oregon uses the statewide “Ready, Set, Go” system to notify communities of need to evacuate due to a threat, or potential threat, to life and/or property:

Level 1: READY - Level 1 evacuations are an alert of an existing danger. Now is the time to “Get Ready”. Residents with special needs, or those with pets or livestock, should take note and prepare for relocating family members, pets and livestock. Refine your evacuation plans and gather the things you will need if you must evacuate.

Level 2: SET - Level 2 evacuations indicate there is a significant risk to your area. Now is the time to be set for immediate evacuation. Residents should either voluntarily relocate to a shelter or designated area or with family/friends outside the area or be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.

Level 3: GO! - Level 3 means there is immediate danger. GO NOW! You are advised to evacuate immediately.

Once you have left the evacuated area, you will not be allowed to re-enter until the danger has passed. Preparing your family in advance of an emergency can mean the difference between being a disaster survivor or a victim. Make an action plan, prepare a “Go Kit", and communicate the plan with your family.

Thank you!

Thank you!

At the request of the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Corvallis Fire Department is sending some of their own to help fight the wildland fires in our state. Corvallis Fire sent 3 Firefighters in a Wildland Type 3 Brush Truck along with other local fire departments to the Beachie Creek Fire east of Stayton, OR. Corvallis also sent one Division Supervisor to assist OSFM. In addition, Corvallis sent a radio technician with OSFM to assist at the Holiday Farm Fire near McKenzie Bridge, OR.

CFD has 4 Type 3 brush trucks, and 4 Type 2 water tenders to support wildland firefighting operations.

FYI from Benton County...

FYI from Benton County...

Smoke levels have changed rapidly in the last 24 hours. Current air quality conditions can be found on the Department of Environmental Quality's Air Quality Index or by downloading the free OregonAIR app on your smartphone.

The color-coded Air Quality Index provides current conditions and ranks air quality as follows: Green is good. Yellow is moderate. Orange is unhealthy for sensitive groups such as children, seniors, pregnant women and those with respiratory conditions. Red is unhealthy for everyone. Purple is very unhealthy for everyone. Maroon is hazardous.

DEQ Air Quality Index:

Corvallis Fire

Good advice & best practices from Corvallis Fire on this smoky morning in Corvallis.

Learn a few simple things you can do around the house to make your home & property safer in the event of a fire.

FYI from Corvallis Fire...

FYI from Corvallis Fire...

Due to extreme weather conditions and poor air quality, outdoor burning of any type is currently prohibited within the City of Corvallis and the Corvallis Rural Fire Protection District. Smoking is prohibited in all City and CRFPD natural areas. Stay safe Corvallis!

Smoke is moving into Corvallis from fires in eastern Washington and Oregon. Check out the helpful graphic from National ...

Smoke is moving into Corvallis from fires in eastern Washington and Oregon. Check out the helpful graphic from National Weather Service Portland. It'll be smoky and hazy for a day or two, but there are no fires nearby. Just smoke hitching a ride on this tremendous wind!

Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Prevention

Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Prevention

EXTREME FIRE DANGER ON ALL ODF PROTECTION STARTING MONDAY. No campfires, no small equipment use, no mowing of dry grass, no off-road driving. Please be mindful and KEEP OREGON GREEN. #oregonouroregon #PreventWildfires #smokeybear #keeporegongreen #onlyyou.

Corvallis Fire

Corvallis Fire

Corvallis Firefighters are dedicated to community safety. That is why we train every week to sharpen and maintain our skills. This week crews conducted vertical ventilation training using a roof prop provided by DPSST (Department of Public Safety Standards and Training).

"Painfully slow pursuit" 🤣 🐢

"Painfully slow pursuit" 🤣 🐢

***** UPDATE *****

This shelled back sensation has been reunited with his family. Thanks to all who shared and posted!


A concerned community member called Corvallis PD to report this suspicious character wandering in the area of NW Walnut and NW Fairlawn today.

After a painfully slow pursuit, Community Service Officer Eric McMullin was able to catch the suspect and take him to Heartland Humane Society for evaluation and lodging.

Benton County, Oregon

Benton County, Oregon


Chief McCarthy is ready for his close-up! Send us a message to invite him to your next neighborhood association, service club, or student group meeting.

City of Corvallis Police Department

City of Corvallis Police Department

There has been a lot of concern voiced from the public about safety following the safe return of Ava Carey. The Corvallis Police Department is continuing to work with its local partners and the FBI to formulate a complete and detailed record of what occurred. This investigation will look at all aspects of the case and therefore will take some time to complete. Yet, we want to ensure the public, that though we cannot release the details of the investigation at this time, there is no threat to the public. The area surrounding Village Green Park is safe, and the community can feel comfortable enjoying the facilities available there.

We ask for your continued patience and respect for the privacy of the Carey family at this difficult time.

City of Corvallis

Ready to watch a 28-minute video on city zoning updates? No, wait, don't keep scrolling! 🤣
We want to hear from you about how we can encourage more mixed-use development (like what you'd see in downtown Corvallis, with apartments stacked on top of ground-floor retail). The video discusses the current state of the mixed-use project, and gives you some info to help respond to this survey:

This video provides and update to the City of Corvallis Mixed Use Zone project. Please fill out a short survey on the project here:



Now that Ava has been found safe, the Carey family has asked us to share the following statement:

"The Carey family will have never-ending gratitude for the Corvallis Police Department and all of their tireless work in the recovery of Ava. We cannot express our gratitude enough to the community of Corvallis, we have been blown away by the generosity. Everything was a team effort, and it worked. We ask that our family please be given privacy while we heal from this ordeal."

Great news!!

Great news!!


The Corvallis Police Department is pleased to announce that Ava Carey has been located and is safe in a neighboring state.

The Corvallis Police Department and the family wish to thank the community for the outpouring of support and assistance in locating Ava, who has been missing since August 20th.

The Corvallis Police Department would like to acknowledge and than the agencies of the Benton County Major Crimes Team (The Albany Police Department, the Philomath Police Department, the Benton County Sheriff's Office, The Linn County Sheriff's Office, the Benton County District Attorney's Office, the local FBI and their Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team for their tireless efforts in this past week to locate Ava safe.

The family wishes for privacy at this time.

City of Corvallis Police Department

Here is the latest update from City of Corvallis Police Department about the disappearance of Ava Carey. We are grateful for the support from our law enforcement partners, as well as the entire Corvallis community.

*********** UPDATE: FOUND SAFE ****************

This morning Chief Hurley shared information about Ava Carey's missing person investigation.

Benton County, Oregon

Benton County, Oregon


It's the last week of the #BelieveInFireSafety awareness campaign from the Corvallis Fire Department. So you have one mo...

It's the last week of the #BelieveInFireSafety awareness campaign from the Corvallis Fire Department. So you have one more chance to spot Bigfoot in the wild!
He'll be at this spot on WEDNESDAY, August 26, from about 1 to 3:30 p.m. If you know where he is, come on out and meet with Corvallis Fire Department staff, learn about fire safety, and enter to win some fun prizes!

The Oregon Cares Fund | The Contingent
The Oregon Cares Fund | The Contingent

The Oregon Cares Fund | The Contingent

Learn more about The Oregon Cares Fund and apply today to see if you qualify. The Contingent is here to help create change.

We've been waiting for this!! 👉📚📖📚

We've been waiting for this!! 👉📚📖📚

For those of you who've been waiting patiently for this, Walk-Up Library Service in Corvallis is here! We'll be offering limited services for now, including picking up holds, checking out, and making requests, and there is still no access to the building at this time. However, our staff is happy to make suggestions, place holds, and grab items that are available in the building.

Check below for our current hours ⬇️
-Mondays: 10 AM - 2 PM
-Wednesdays: 2 PM - 6 PM
-Saturdays: 10 AM - 2 PM

Here's the deal though: we're still offering delivery! If you're more comfortable continuing to receive library materials through delivery, feel free to do so. (And you can absolutely sign up for delivery still here: )

If you'd like to switch from delivery to picking up your holds in person, we can do that! But please note that you won't be able to do both, you'll need to choose the service that works best for you.

We're excited to be able to see you again!


501 SW Madison Ave
Corvallis, OR

Corvallis Transit System (CTS) is the fareless public transit service for the City of Corvallis, Oregon providing riders with safe and reliable bus service. Access schedules online at:

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00


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Welcome to Corvallis

Corvallis is nestled in the heart of Oregon's Willamette Valley, within 90 minutes of the Portland Metropolitan area, world class skiing, and the spectacular Oregon coast. The Portland metro is accessible to the north for those seeking to add some big-city flair to their Northwest lifestyle.

The City of Corvallis is an employer of choice for the entire mid-valley region. With a strong focus on neighborhood livability and top-notch schools, Corvallis offers quite a bit to families as well. The city is filled with abundant parkland and green spaces. Rural natural areas are popular with hikers, cyclists and runners throughout the year.

The community is home to Oregon State University, and its students comprise about half of the city’s population during the school year. Celebrating its 150th year in Corvallis in 2017, OSU offers a wealth of culture and innovation, and many of its graduates take their knowledge directly into the region’s burgeoning technology sector.

Corvallis consistently ranks among the most livable college towns throughout the nation.

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we would like to volunteer to help people in need in the Benton/Linn County areas who have been devastated by recent fires. We are new here and just don't know where to start...can someone please suggest some organizations that need physical assistance? We can help with anything from grocery-getting to physical labor. Thank you!
What is the Corvallis Fire department doing to keep the wildfires in Lincoln City from reaching us here? Are they and the Philomath Fire department over at the coast helping to put the fires out? I would Hope so!
Can we stop taking out healthy trees? What did they think was going to happen with the sidewalk?
Can someone tell me when playgrounds will open? It’s extremely frustrating to not have a place to take young children to play, especially when so many other things are opening.
We cannot have their voices silenced for their movement that we support. We need to use hashtags that represent what we are going to do now and forever to support them. #hashtagawareness #endwhitesilence #endwhiteviolence #endwhitesupremacy #eliminateracism
A big thank you to all the wonderful people that responded when I called about my elderly neighbor falling. You guys were great!!!!!!!!
#BikeMonth submission
What is the official status of going for a walk, jogging, and or riding your bike for exercise? Is it allowed to do these things without fear of a walking ticket? Can we walk around the High School track. Obviously we would not want to contact others, but this is a great way to get our exercise in and some fresh air.
You need to see what your tax dollars are paying for. They are paying for a racist police force
An important question from the Corvallis community to the "City of Corvallis": 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 are you going to open an investigation into 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙛𝙖𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 at the Third Street crosswalk? 𝙒𝙝𝙮 wasn't this repaired within a matter of days? 𝑾𝒉𝒐 decided it should not be a priority? 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 are the resignations of the responsible parties?
Corvallis jail guards abused me.
Corvallis jail guards abuse inmates with cold air....I spent 14 hours in a freezing jail cell with out a bed and was so cold that I could see my breath..