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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.

Special notice for Molalla residents

As of January 1, 2019, residential developers will be required to obtain approval and signatures from the City of Molalla Planning, Engineering and Finance Departments before receiving final building approval or certificate of occupancy (C of O) for residential structures inside the Molalla city limits.

The form with these signatures must be on site for the final building inspection.

Clackamas County will continue to perform final inspections for Molalla.

For more information, please contact the Molalla Public Works Department, at 503-829-6855, via email at, or via mail Public Works, City of Molalla, PO Box 248, Molalla, OR 97038.

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 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.


150 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

Lobby Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Inspections: Monday to Friday

Inspection Request Line:

Soils/Septic Questions: