Code Enforcement

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We support a safe and healthy community for all residents by working to investigate, resolve and enforce violations of statutes or ordinances related to public health, safety and welfare, business activities, building standards, land use and neighborhood livability.

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.

Online Services and Scheduling an Appointment

The public is encouraged to continue to take advantage of the comprehensive services — including applying for permits, submittals and receiving approvals — available online, by phone or by email. If you believe you must meet with us in-person, we encourage you to contact us in advance to schedule an appointment

In person you can:

  • Receive information on how to apply for permits online, general permitting, the need for a permit and permit requirements; 
    • Permit applications, submittal, plan review and approvals are now all provided online.
      (If you have concerns or cannot apply/submit online, please call us and we will help you with the process.)
    • Staff will route your applications and documents to other divisions, as needed
  • Obtain electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits that do not require plans review (this service is offered online as well!)
  • Receive answers to questions about general land use and zoning.

Report a Violation

Clackamas County Code Enforcement is authorized to enforce only certain specific County Codes and state rules. Many complaints received by Code Enforcement are actually under the authority of other jurisdictions and therefore not enforceable by Clackamas County. Read the details here.

For issues with parking violations in a county roadway, please call the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at 503-655-8211.