Winter weather affects scheduled inspections and permit applications

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Thank you for your patience as our inspectors catch up with the backlog of inspections and our permitting team responds to applications resulting from storm-related damage to homes and businesses.

Have questions? Learn about permitting or contact us at or 503-742-4400. 

Was your home damaged by falling trees or broken pipes?

In an emergency, damaged areas of a home can be covered with a tarp or secured with plywood without a building permit, but further stabilization of the damage does require permits.

As a first step property owners should coordinate with their insurance company as soon as possible, then connect with the county to apply for any needed permits prior to construction.