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We help make a safe and vibrant built environment by providing permitting, plan review and inspection services. These services ensure that minimum building standards are met for your safety, and the safety of all building users and occupants.

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  • All Development Engineering permits, including:
    • Development Permits
    • Entrance Permits (Driveway)
    • Right of Way Permits
    • Utility Permits
  • All Building, Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical permits that require a plan review

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  • Trade contractor Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical permits that do not require a plan review
  • Basic homeowner Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical permits that do not require a plan review
  • Septic permits
  • Land Use permits

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Inspections

Schedule an inspection for Monday through Friday. All requests must be received before 6 a.m. on the day of the inspection.

FAQ

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The daily inspection list changes frequently and is not available on the website. Contact our Customer Information Specialists at 503-742-4400 or visit us in person.

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You can log in to our permit system to check on the status of your permit application. If you have additional questions, you can contact our staff for an update at 503-742-4240, bldservice@clackamas.us or visit us in person.

Searching tip: less is more. When searching for permits, fill in only the address field to find your property before narrowing your search further.

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To get clarity on property lines, search for your property on CMAP. You will find many helpful details including utility provider, area parks, school district and more.

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To schedule an inspection, call our 24/7 inspection request line at 503-742-4720 or contact our Customer Information Specialists at 503-742-4400 or visit us in person.

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Septic information can be found on a plot plan for a building permit. If you don’t have access to your plot plan, you can contact us at 503-742-4400 or visit us in person.

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Depending on zoning rules, your property may be eligible to divide property lines. Please call Planning & Zoning at 503-742-4500, zoninginfo@clackamas.us or visit us in person  for specific information.

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Depending on zoning rules, your property may be eligible to build out further. Please call Planning & Zoning at 503-742-4500, zoninginfo@clackamas.us or visit us in person for specific information.

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Depending on zoning rules, your property may be eligible for multiple uses. Please call Planning & Zoning at 503-742-4500, zoninginfo@clackamas.us or visit us in person or specific information.

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You can log in to our permit system to check on the permit history on a property. If you have additional, contact our Building Code staff at 503-742-4240, bldservice@clackamas.us or visit us in person.

Searching tip: less is more. When searching for permits, fill in only the address field to find your property before narrowing your search further.

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Construction noise is allowed in unincorporated Clackamas County between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., seven days a week.  Details are in County Code Chapter 6.05.

If your construction project requires working earlier than 6 a.m. or later than 10 p.m., you can apply for a variance by contacting the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office at ccsopermits@clackamas.us or 503-785-5000.  When you apply for a variance, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • A statement explaining the provision of the noise code from which you are requesting a variance
  • The time period for which you would like the variance to apply
  • The reason for the variance, including any supporting information
  • The name and contact information for a person who will be available during the time the variance is in effect
  • What notice has been provided to the affected neighbors and businesses
  • What noise mitigation measures are being used
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Phone:503-742-4240
Fax:503-742-4741
Email:bldservice@clackamas.us

150 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045

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Monday to Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fridays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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