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Development Services: Applications and Public Service

Beginning June 22, 2020, we will continue our comprehensive online services, and resume some in-person services from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday - Thursday. 

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.

Please note:  All these services are available to you online, by phone or by email!  See links and contact information below.

Programs and Services

If you have general questions or if you are unsure which division can best meet your needs, contact our main customer service desk at 503-742-4400 or dtdcustomerInfo@clackamas.us.  

  • Inspections
  • How to apply for residential electrical, plumbing and mechanical work permits
  • How to submit trade permit applications for licensed CCB contractors
  • How to apply for permits that require plan review (residential and commercial building permits; commercial plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits)
  • Filing a complaint
  • Land use applications
  • Land use compatibility statements
  • Pre-application conferences
  • Inspections and field services
  • Septic applications
  • Survey and plat applications
  • Garbage and recycling 

Building Codes

General Information

503-742-4240
bldservice@clackamas.us 

Staff office hours
Staff available by email and phone
Monday - Thursday,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Online submittals can be done at any time

Hours offices open to the public
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Inspections

Schedule an inspection online or by calling the inspection request line at 503-742-4720. 

  • We are inspecting all types of work except inside occupied residences.
  • In occupied residences we are limiting inspections to critical life/safety issues (gas line, heating, electrical, plumbing systems related to potable water, sanitation, etc.), and may inspect by video or other methods.  

Help us follow state safety guidelines by:  

  • Ensuring and maintaining social distancing for all inspection staff onsite
  • Limiting the number of workers on jobsites during inspections 
  • If anyone exhibits signs of illness at the inspection site, wait to schedule your inspection until at least 72 hours after symptoms have passed.

Please note that inspectors have been given discretion to assess the safety of an inspection site and to reschedule the inspection if they believe they cannot perform the work safely.   

Apply For Permits Online

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Contractors: If you have an active CCB and proper licensure to do the scope of work, please apply for permits using Permits Online

Homeowners who need a Building Permit: Refer to the third drop down section below, "How to Submit Permits That Require Plan Review", for requirements on uploading your application and plans. 

Homeowners who are doing mechanical, electrical or plumbing work on your own residence or your home occupation: Click on the instructions below and use this process to apply for permits. (These applications typically have a quick turnaround time and do not require plan review.)  

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Licensed Contractors - Apply for Trade Permits 

  • Licensed CCB contractors can apply online for trade permits (electrical, plumbing and residential mechanical) that do not require plan review.
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The following types of permits require plan review: 

  • Building (all structural [residential and commercial]; Fire Sprinkler; Fire Alarms; Grading; Tenant Improvement; Change of Occupancy/Use; Non-Prescriptive Solar; Agriculture Exempt, Manufactured Homes, Demolition)
  • Mechanical (commercial only)
  • Plumbing (commercial only)
  • Electrical (commercial only)
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Code Enforcement

General Information

503-742-4452
codeenforcement@clackamas.us 

Staff office hours
Staff available by email and phone, and applications processed
Monday - Thursday,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m
Complaints can be filed at any time

Hours offices open to the public
Monday - Thursday,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
 

Frequently asked questions

Filing a complaint

File your complaint online

Questions about our complaint process?  Review our Complaints Intake Policy.

Development and Transportation Engineering

General Information

503-742-4691
engineering@clackamas.us

Staff office hours
Staff available by email and phone, and applications processed
Monday - Thursday,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m
Online submittals can be done at any time.  

Hours offices open to the public
Monday - Thursday,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Engineering Applications 

Apply online for utility placement permits 

For all other permits, you can find applications and forms online.

Feel free to contact us before submitting your application to ensure you will be able to include all the exhibits and supporting documents needed for us to review the application.  Email engineering@clackamas.us or call 503-742-4691.

Submit your completed application packages by email or standard mail:

  • Email your completed application and all required additional documents to engineering@clackamas.us
    • The subject line must read: “New [type of application] Application; [address of the project],”
      • For example, New Driveway Entrance Permit Application; 150 Beavercreek Rd.
    • All documents must be in PDF form.  We can accept attachments of up to 40MB total per email. If attachments are larger, please split the package into separate emails with one consistent subject line. 
    • If paying by credit card, include a signed Credit Card Authorization form as a separate PDF (so we can delete after use).  Bank service fees apply.   
    • If paying by check, make the check payable to Clackamas County and mail it to Clackamas County Development Engineering-SUBMITTAL, 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045.  
      • Include a note with sufficient information to allow us to match the check with the previously emailed application (applicant’s name, site address, type of application). 
      • Applications will not be processed until fees are received.
  • Mail your completed application and all required documents to: Clackamas County Development Engineering-SUBMITTAL, 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
    • If paying by credit card, include a signed Credit Card Authorization form.  Bank service fees apply.
    • If paying by check, make the check payable to Clackamas County. 

Planning and Zoning

503-742-4500
zoninginfo@clackamas.us

Staff office hours
Staff available by email and phone, and applications processed
Monday - Thursday,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m
Online submittals can be done at any time.  

Hours offices open to the public
Monday - Thursday,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment

Basic zoning info (CMAP) Applicable regulations (ZDO)

Land Use Applications

All land use applications are available online. 

If you would like a hard copy of an application form and do not have access to a printer, please contact us at zoninginfo@clackamas.us or 503-742-4500 and provide your mailing address, and we will be happy to mail you a copy of the form you need.

For your application to be processed, the application forms must be complete and all additional documentation (outlined in the application) must be included with the application. If you have questions about your application or the supporting documents, contact us at zoninginfo@clackamas.us or 503-742-4500.

Application fee payments must be included with submittals. See our fee schedule for information and follow the steps below for how to pay. 

Submit your completed application packages by email or standard mail:

  • Email your completed application and all required additional documents to zoninginfo@clackamas.us
    • The subject line must read: “New [type of application] Application; [address of the project],”
      • For example, New Non-Conforming Use Application; 150 Beavercreek Rd.
    • We can accept attachments of up to 40MB total per email. If attachments are larger, split the package into separate emails with one consistent subject line. 
    • If paying by credit card, include a signed Credit Card Authorization form as a separate PDF so we can delete after use.  Bank service fees apply.   
    • If paying by check: 
      • Make the check payable to Clackamas County and mail it to Clackamas County Planning and Zoning-SUBMITTAL, 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045.
      • Include a note with enough information to allow us to match the check with the previously emailed application (applicant’s name, site address, type of application).
  • Mail your completed application and all required documents to: Clackamas County Planning and Zoning-SUBMITTAL, 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
    • If paying by credit card, include a Credit Card Authorization form (bank service fees apply)
    • If paying by check, make the check payable to Clackamas County.  Note that all application fees must be paid for an application to be complete. 
       

Septic and Onsite Wastewater

soilsconcern@clackamas.us
General: 503-742-4740
Schedule inspection: 503-742-4720

Staff office hours
Staff available by email and phone, and applications processed
Monday - Thursday,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hours offices open to the public
Monday - Thursday,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment

Frequently asked questions

Applications

Submit completed applications for Authorization Notices, Existing System Verification, Site Evaluations and Septic Permits (alteration, new and repairs) as follows.

Applications must include the documents listed below depending on application type. Documents can be found in the forms section of our website, or email soilsconcern@clackamas.us with questions.

For emailed applications, documents should be formatted as PDF; do not send image files. Please contact us if you are unsure about the documents or other materials needed for us to review your project.

  Type of application
Required Document Authorization Notices Existing System Review Site Evaluations Septic Permits
Site Plan   X* X X
ESER Form X*      
Materials List/Cut Sheet       X
Authorizing Representative Form X** X** X** X**
Land Use Compatibility Form (LUCS)
(send separately to Zoninginfo@clackamas.us)
X     X
*Completed by certified septic professional
**If someone other than the owner is submitting the application

Submit your completed application packages by email or standard mail:

  • Email your completed application and all required additional documents (except the Land Use Compatibility Form [LUCS] to soilsconcern@clackamas.us
    • The subject line must read: “New [type of application] Application; [address of the project],”
      • For example, New Septic System Application; 150 Beavercreek Rd.
    • Send the Land Use Compatibility Form (LUCS) separately to ZoningInfo@clackamas.us.  
    • We can accept attachments of up to 40MB total per email. If attachments are larger, split the package into separate emails with one consistent subject line.
    • If paying by credit card, include a signed Credit Card Authorization form as a separate PDF (so we can delete after use). Please note bank service fees apply.
    • If paying by check, make it payable to Clackamas County and mail it to Clackamas County Septic and Onsite - SUBMITTAL, 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045. Include a note with enough information to allow us to match the check with the previously emailed application (applicant’s name, site address, type of application). Applications will not be processed until fees are received.
  • Mail your completed application and all required documents to: Clackamas County Septic and Onsite-SUBMITTAL, 150 Beavercreek Rd, Oregon City, OR 97045
    • If paying by credit card, include a signed Credit Card Authorization form. Bank service fees apply.
    • If paying by check, make the check payable to Clackamas County.

Surveyor

503-742-4475
surveyor@clackamas.us

Staff office hours
Staff available by email and phone, and applications processed
Monday - Thursday,
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m 
Online submittals can be done at any time.

Hours offices open to the public
Monday - Thursday,
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment

Survey and Plat Applications

Please contact us at surveyor@clackamas.us or 503-742-4475 before submitting your application to make sure you are providing all necessary documentation.

Existing projects

Email signed survey and plat application resubmittals to surveyor@clackamas.us

  • The subject line of the email must read: Additional Information: [YOUR project number and tax map/lot],
    • For example, Additional Information; Job No. 18345 – 32E05C 00812 
  • All documents must be in PDF format.  We can accept attachments of up to 40MB total per email. If attachments are larger than that, please split the package into separate emails with one consistent subject line. 

New projects

Applications for new projects must include:

  • A signed copy of the plat that is legible and drawn to scale.
  • A title report with an effective date no later than 15 days
  • Current vesting and adjoiner deeds
  • A completed application with supporting documents.  (All necessary document can be found on the Survey webpage.)
  • County review fee payments, paid by check or credit card (bank service fees apply).  If you are unsure of the required review fees, contact us at surveyor@clackamas.us

You may submit a new project by email or by standard mail:

  • Email the complete submittal package and additional required documents to Surveyor@clackamas.us
    • The subject line must read: “New Submittal [YOUR project number and tax map/lot],"
      • For example, New Submittal; Job No. 18345 – 32E05C 00812
    • All documents must be in PDF format.  We can accept attachments of up to 40MB total per email. If attachments are larger than that, please split the package into separate emails with one consistent subject line. 
    • If paying by credit card, include a completed Credit Card Authorization form as a separate PDF (so we can delete it after use).   
    • If paying by check, contact us at surveyor@clackamas.us or 503-742-4475, for payment assistance.  Note that your submittal will be on hold until we receive the funds. 
  • Mail your complete submittal package and additional required documents to: Surveyor-SUBMITTAL; 150 Beavercreek Road, Oregon City, 97045 
    • If paying by credit card, include a Credit Card Authorization.
    • If paying by check, include the check with your submittal, and reference YOUR job number on the check so we can place it accordingly. When paying by check, note that your submittal will be on hold until we receive the funds. 

Sustainability and Solid Waste

503-557-6363
sustainability@clackamas.us 

Staff office hours
Staff available by email and phone
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hours offices open to the public
None, please reach us via phone or email.

Schedule an Appointment

Garbage and Recycling