Payments and Refunds for the Building Codes Division

*Effective Jan. 1, 2024


We accept e-check/ACH, debit, American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa cards for electronic payments. Cash, cashier’s checks, business/corporate checks, personal checks, and money orders for in person payments.

Bank collected service fees are charged on Credit Cards and e-Checks/ACH payments. 


The Building Official is authorized to establish a refund policy. (OSSC 109.6 & ORSC 108.5)

Refund Criteria

  • We cannot issue a refund on any permits if work on the project has started or if there have been inspections performed.
  • A refund request must be received within 180 days of the date the permit was issued. 
  • *A maximum of 10 refunds per applicant and/or contractor will be allowed per calendar year.
  • All refund requests must be in writing and shall include all of the following:
    • Permit number
    • Job site address
    • Reason for the refund

Ways to submit a request:

  • Email:
  • In person/mail:
    Clackamas County
    Attn: DTD - Building Codes
    150 Beavercreek Road
    Oregon City, OR 97045

Refundable Fees

If the permit meets the above criteria, you may be eligible for a partial refund of your permit fees, minus the counties flat rate admin fee, based on your permit type as noted below:

  • Prescriptive Solar Permits
    • *Subject to a $200 flat fee.
  • Permits requiring plan review 
    • *Subject to a $125 flat fee.
    • Plan review fees are non-refundable.
  • Permits not requiring plan review
    • *Subject to a $125 flat fee.

Non-refundable Fees

State surcharges are not refundable and will not be included in the calculation.

Bank collected service fees are non-refundable.

Fees paid to other county programs require additional approval and are subject to different refund policies. For example planning fees, SDC (System Development Charges), etc. Those departments will need to be contacted separately about their refund procedures. 

Any non-county fees collected for other government agencies are not refundable through the county. For example School Excise Tax or Metro Surcharge. Those agencies will need to be contacted directly about their refund procedures.


150 Beavercreek Road Oregon City, OR 97045

Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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