Building Permit Process & Application Forms
All building permits for structures must be applied for in-person at the Community Development Building Division. Please print the applicable permit form (see list below), fill in the required information and attach it to your plans to submit for application.
Your address is the information used on the majority of permits. If no address has been assigned to the property yet, the legal description (12-digit map & tax lot number) and the road name may be used. Call 541-766-6819 and ask for building permits for other pertinent information regarding your permit.
BUILDING PERMITS ARE VALID FOR 180 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF ISSUE: The Building Official may grant a 180-day extension provided a written request for the extension is received ten (10) days prior to the expiration of the original permit.
- Agricultural Exempt Building Application.* An agricultural exempt building is a type of building that is exempt from meeting building code. Please review the application to determine whether your property will qualify for an agricultural exempt building. If seeking an exemption for a forest use and need assistance with a Forest Management Plan see Oregon's Forest Management Plan Guidelines.
- Demolition Permit*
- Decommission Permit*
- Electrical Permit
- Mechanical Permit
- New Single Family Dwelling Permit*
- Plumbing Permit
- Structural Permit*
- Manufactured Dwelling Placement Permit*
* Note: These permits require a plot plan of your property, please see description and checklist below.
- Moisture Content Acknowledgement Form
- Special Inspection and Testing Form
- Residential Certificate of Lighting Fixtures
- List of Contractors
- Commercial - Tenant Improvement Alterations 25% Compliance Report
- Commercial - Tenant Improvement Application Checklist
- Deferred Submittal Agreement Form
Plot plans, also known as "site plans" or "site maps", are required for many building permits and applications. Plot plans provide the permit reviewers with a map of the existing conditions on your property, including where existing structures are located and where your proposed structure, addition, decommission, or demolition will be occurring. This plot plan typically gets routed to your local fire department, the Assessor's Office, the Public Works Department, the Environmental Health Division, the Planning Division, and the Building Division. Since we have limited scanning equipment, we can only accept legible plot plans (12 point font or larger) that are poster (11" x 17") or letter (8 1/2" x 11") sized. A plot plan is required when applying for a(n):
- Agricultural Exempt Permit,
- Structural Building Permit (new or exterior expansion only),
- Decommission Permit,
- Demolition Permit, and
- Manufactured Dwelling Placement Permit.
Make sure to submit three (3) copies and include all the information shown on the Sample Site Map & Checklist on your plot plan.