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Building Services

Washington County regulates construction through business permits and inspections via administration of standards, including enforcing the State of Oregon Building Code.

Building, Development Review fees increasing July 1

Most Building Services and Development Review/Current Planning fees will increase 8.5% effective July 1. These sections are entirely fee supported and annual fee increases are needed to continue to meet constituent/customer service and financial objectives.

LOBBY/IN-PERSON SERVICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Closed to in-person services Friday. Most of our services are available remotely - online, by phone or via U.S. Mail - 24 hours/day, seven days a week. See Office Locations and Business Hours.

Washington County (as per ORS Chapter 455 and 478 and the Home Rule Charter) regulates nuisances, construction, abatement of nuisances and administration of standards, including enforcing the State of Oregon Building Code.

The Washington County Code applies to construction, alteration, moving, demolition, repair, maintenance and work related to buildings/structures, except those located in a street, alley or parcel open to the outside air leading to a street or open to public use (public way).

Public Permitting & Services Portal
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Search for permits, schedule inspections, get inspection results, pay fees, submit code complaints and more

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Design Criteria
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Learn about Engineering structural design criteria and residential prescriptive design (non-engineered) design criteria

Design criteria

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We accept all plan review submittals through Electronic Plan Review/ ProjectDox. Find applications/forms, instructions and inspections.


IVR (Interactive Voice Response)
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Use IVR to schedule inspections, get inspection results, retrieve voice mails from inspectors, cancel inspections and more!


SelecTXT Inspection Scheduling
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Schedule, cancel or reschedule an inspection or get inspection results using your cell phone's text messaging app.

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Where is this property?
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Not sure which jurisdiction a property or road is in? Check out this map!

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