Commercial Buildings

  1. Select the correct application, based on the permit needed.
  2. Complete the application and submit:
  3. Recommended: Check with staff to determine if a grading permit is needed.

  4. Staff will set up your permit. NOTE: This can take about six weeks.

  5. When complete, you will receive an email confirmation with instructions on payments and how to upload plans. 

  6. Upload plans to Electronic Plan Review/ProjectDox, an online electronic plan review system.

Applications must be physically or digitally signed. Digital signatures require Internet Explorer or PDF Reader. Signature fields do not work in Chrome.


Design Criteria

Design Criteria

Permit Applications and Forms

  1. Building Permit Application
  2. Electrical Permit Application
  3. Renewable Electrical Energy Permit Application
  4. Mechanical Permit Application
  5. Plumbing Permit Application
  6. Equipment Installation Permit
  7. Grading Permit Application
  8. Revision Submittal Form
  9. For all other types of permits, use Building Permit Application
  10. Alternate Methods, Design and Materials of Construction Form
  11. Deferred Submittal Requirements and Agreement
  12. Deferred Submittal Form
  13. Special Inspection and Testing Agreement Form
  14. Fire Department Access Approval Form
  15. Fire Sprinkler Affidavit Form
  16. Electrical Plan Review Information Sheet

Guidelines & Checklists

  1. Code Summary Handout - New Construction and Tenant Improvement 
  2. Commercial Plans Initial Submittal Checklist
  3. Engineering Plan Review Guidelines
  4. Commercial Final Inspection Checklist
  5. Helical Pier and Push-Pin Foundation Repair Submittal Checklist
  6. Grading and Site Work Plan Submittal Checklists
  7. Grading Ordinance
  8. NFPA 13 Sprinkler System Checklist
  9. NFPA 72 Fire Alarm Checklist
  10. Private Water & Hydrant Checklist
  11. Kitchen Hood Suppression System
  12. Mechanical Unit Installation/Replacement Checklist
  13. Seismic Design Requirements for Mechanical and Electrical Components and Piping System Guidelines
  14. Commercial Plumbing Complex Structure Guideline
  15. Commercial Electrical Complex Structure Guideline
  16. Oregon Solar Installation Specialty Code Checklist
  17. Paint Booth Checklist
  18. Suspended Ceilings Seismic Design Guidelines
  19. Request for Information Procedure


  1. Electrical Plan Review for Complex Structures
  2. Permit Jurisdictions
  3. State of Oregon Construction Contractors' Board
  4. Online Inspection Guide