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Our complete permitting process is now online, and all of our development permits are submitted and processed digitally!  

Instructions & Forms for Online Permit Submittals

Administers building codes and grading ordinances, plan reviews and inspections for building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, grading and manufactured dwelling permits.

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.

Types of Permits

Asbestos paperwork is required for materials brought to Metro transfer stations for all loads of construction, remodeling or demolition waste that may contain asbestos.

Prescriptive solar permits may now be submitted online for eligible projects.

Milwaukie electrical permits within the city limits of Milwaukie are now issued through the Milwaukie Building Department at 6101 SE Johnson Creek Blvd. For assistance, call 503-786-7575.

Driveway inspections are now performed by the Engineering Division for all driveway aprons and frontage sidewalks, including those in subdivisions. Please call 503-742-4700 to schedule an inspection. Building Codes inspects the flatwork portion of driveways from the back of the sidewalk to the garage or house. Please call 503-742-4720 to schedule an inspection.

Septic and onsite wastewater regulates the installation, repair and maintenance of septic systems for homes and businesses not served by community sewer systems.

Inspections

Inspections are available Monday through Friday. All requests must be received before 6 a.m. on the day of the inspection. You may schedule online or by phone using our automated scheduling system.

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 at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City (M-Th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; F: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

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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 Building Code staff for an update at 503-742-4240, bldservice@clackamas.us or visit us in person at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City (M-Th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; F: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

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, first 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, you can 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 at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City (M-Th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; F: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

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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 our Customer Information Specialists at 503-742-4400 or visit us in person at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City (M-Th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; F: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

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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 at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City (M-Th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; F: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) 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 at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City (M-Th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; F: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) 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 at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City (M-Th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; F: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.) for 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 at 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City (M-Th: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; F: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.).

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

Office Hours:

⚠ We are open to the public with limited hours

Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.