In general, building permits are required whenever a building or structure regulated by the State Building Code is constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, or converted to another use. Mechanical, plumbing, and electrical permits are required whenever these systems are installed, altered, or replaced. There are exemptions under these codes.

Permit / Case Search

The "Permits / Case Search" button above provides access to the City's permit tracking database (Accela Automation).  You can use this tool to review permit activity or the status of a case. 

Other permits are issued by Development Services for the placement of manufactured dwellings, excavation and grading activities, driveway approaches, public sidewalks, parking lot construction, business signs, and sidewalk cafes.

Contact the Development Services Division at 541-766-6929 with questions about permits and fees.



ePermittingElectronic Permitting
Some types of permits such as minor labels may be obtained on-line, through the State of Oregon's e-Permitting system.


To schedule an inspection, phone 541-766-6745 and follow the instructions. You will need the permit number and an inspection code for the type of inspection you are requesting.

Additional Information

Visit, a site sponsored by the Oregon Building Officials Association. Think Permit

Do I Need a Permit for My Project?
Mechanical Permitting Application
Other Resource Links

Permits Processed by Other Departments

Alarm, taxi, sound, parade, camping

Street Tree - removal, planting or pruning

Canopies, bleachers, burning, temporary assembly [Fire Department (541-766-6961)]
Food Handling [Benton County Health Department (541-766-6041)]
Courtesy parking permits, temporary liquor license [Police Department (541-766-6924)]
Street Closure [Public Works (541-766-6916)]


Last updated: 5/18/2017 4:43:13 PM