Apply for a Permit
Customers may apply for permits in person, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Licensed professionals may register for online account
and apply for specific building permits that do not require plan review through our online services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Land Use Application Review and Intake
Generally, intake of a complete land use review application requires approximately one hour. Please plan your visit accordingly.
- Building Permit Application Review and Intake
Generally, intake of a complete New Commercial Building Permit or New Residential Building Permit application requires approximately one hour. Intake for all other types of building permits requires approximately 30 minutes. Please plan your visit accordingly.
- Public Facility Improvement Permit Application and Intake
Generally, intake of a complete Public Facility Improvement Permit for all work in the right of way require approximately one hour. Please plan your visit accordingly.
Pay Permit Fees
Customers may pay for permit fees in person, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Customers may also pay permit fees through our online payments services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Customers may obtain information about permit status in person, Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Customers may also obtain information about permit and inspection status through our online services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The permit coordinator assists with the project development process by acting as a liaison between developers, builders, applicants and city staff for coordination of planning, engineering and building permits. To find out if your project has been approved, what conditions of approval are not met, information on system development fees, the development process, or certificate of occupancy, please contact Albert Shields, Program Development Specialist, at 503-718-2426.
Code enforcement officers maintain community safety and livability through effective enforcement of state and local codes.
Citizens may submit a code violation complaint online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact information must be provided so that we can contact the complainant to act on request for code compliance services. All information entered into the online code compliance system becomes public record, including your contact information.
If you are unable to submit a request online, paper forms are available at the Permit Center.
For help with our code compliance program or our online system, please call 503-718-2421 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you. Please allow up to two business days for a response.
Oregon Public Records Law grants each person the right to inspect the records of a public body (unless exempt from disclosure). Customers may view public records through the options listed below:
- View public records online through Weblink, our document management system.
- Submit an online Public Records Request. City records staff will contact you within 5 business days of receiving a request.
- Call 503-718-2483 to schedule an appointment to view public records at City Hall.
Permit Applications and Forms
If you have any questions regarding building permit applications and forms, please contact the Building Permit Technicians at 503-718-2439.
The building division has an automated inspection request system for inspections, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with a cut-off time of 7 a.m. for inspections that business day. Note: Service may be suspended between the hours from 2 to 3 a.m. for system maintenance.
- Inspection Request Line (24 hours/day)
503-639-4175 (Use this automated system to schedule, cancel, or obtain inspection results. Permit number and inspection code are required.)
- View the User Guide for instructions on the automated system and a list of inspection codes.
- Online Inspection Request | Online Inspection User Guide
For Homeowners: Do I need a permit?
Oregon law requires you to obtain permits for a range of work on your home to ensure that the improvements meet minimum building standards to ensure safe workmanship. View the State of Oregon’s Permits Protect page for specific details.
If you have any questions regarding engineering permit applications and forms
, please contact Jonny Gish