Permits

NEW: Public Permitting and Services Portal

PPSPVisit the Public Permitting and Services Portal for development applications, facility permits, right-of-way permits, to pay for building permits, schedule inspections and more

First-time users will need to first complete the one-time account registration process.  View "How-to Register" video

Once an account is created, users can:

Note: You cannot apply for building permits through the Public Permitting and Services Portal. 
 

Fee changes effective Jan. 1

In June 2020, the Washington County Board of Commissioners opted to  increase Building and Current Planning fees. To help mitigate the financial impact on our customers, half of the increase was effective July 1, 2020; the second half is effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Unlike many area jurisdictions, both LUT Building Services and Current Planning operate on a cost-recovery basis – meaning that these work groups’ activities are supported entirely by fees for service. These increases are cost-recovery measures necessary to maintain operations. For a complete list of LUT fee increases, visit the Washington County Fiscal Year 2020-21 Fee Schedule (pages 13-31). 

  • Building Services fees: Most fees will increase 2.5% 
     
  • Current Planning fees: While most fees are increasing a minimum of 2.5%, other targeted increases are also being implemented to achieve cost recovery. 
     
 
 

Why Do I Need a Permit?

 
Permits help protect structures and investments and prevent mistakes.
 

The permit process includes inspection of all work to make sure it has been done safety and to code. Construction mistakes can be exasperating, extremely costly and, in some cases, even dangerous.

Oregon law requires that those selling residential dwelling must fully disclose all remodeling work and whether or not permits were obtained.