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Code Enforcement Division

Keeping people and property safe . . .

Lobby Hours: 8am - 3pm, Monday through Friday
Inspections:  Monday through Friday

Frequently Asked Questions

File a complaint online:  Available 24 hours a day

To check the status of a complaint already filed, please contact:
          Diane Bautista
          Permit Specialist
          Monday through Thursday, 7:30am - 4pm

Each inspector is assigned to one of four zones in the county.  

  • Inspection Zone 1: Urban area, unincorporated Milwaukie, Happy Valley, Oak Grove, WIlsonville, West Linn, Lake Oswego
  • Inspection Zone 2: Oregon City north and east of Highway 213 to County line, unincorporated Molalla, Marquam, Scotts Mill, Canby
  • Inspection Zone 3: Unincorporated Oregon City, Damascus, Eagle Creek, Estacada, Colton, Mulino west of Highway 213
  • Inspection Zone 4: Mountain District, Sandy, Government Camp, Rhododendron, Welches, Brightwood

You can use the Code Enforcement Inspection Zone map to identify the inspector assigned to your case:

A Guide to Navigating the Permit Process . . . when construction has been done without benefit of permits or inspections:

  • Code Enforcement
  • Building Permit Application
  • Structural Building Code
  • Electrical Code
  • Plumbing Code


Our goal is to provide excellent service. Please let us know how we're doing and how we can improve by taking this brief survey or contacting Diane Gissel at 503-742-4339 or

Building links:

  • Building Codes Division Forms
  • Building Codes Division Permit Policies
  • Building Permit Process for Residential One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Accessory Structures
  • Building Permit Responsibility by Jurisdiction
  • Building/Mechanical Information
  • Code Books/Codes In Effect
  • Code Enforcement Division
  • Code Enforcement FAQ
  • Electrical Permits
  • Manufactured Dwellings
  • Permit Activity Reports
  • Plumbing Permits
  • Procedures for Submittal of Applications for Prefabricated Structures
  • Residential Inspections
  • School Excise Tax Information
  • Similar topics: building compliance