Building Services

All customers are strongly encouraged to conduct business remotely whenever possible. Most services are available remotely - by phone, via U.S. Mail or online - 24 hours/day, seven days a week.

Appointments are recommended for in-person services at the Public Services Building. 

See LUT Office Locations and Business Hours for more information.


Remote services (24 hours/day, seven days a week):

Lobby hours:

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • Closed Friday to walk-in traffic; staff responds to phone messages and emails.


Building Services is experiencing staffing shortfalls.

Permits, inspections, reports, applications and other services
– including returning phone calls and emails – may take longer than usual
Initial building permit setup takes about six weeks from application submittal to authorization to upload plans for review. 

Your patience is appreciated.

Division Manager: Andy Back  |  Building Official: Scott Linfesty


the code iconWashington County (as per ORS Chapter 455 and 478 and the Home Rule Charter) regulates nuisances, construction, abatement of nuisances and administration of standards, including enforcing the State of Oregon Building Code.

The Washington County Code applies to construction, alteration, moving, demolition, repair, maintenance and work related to buildings/structures, except those located in a street, alley or parcel open to the outside air leading to a street or open to public use (public way). 

State of Oregon Building Codes Division: 

The public permit callout   Electronic Plan Review Callout  Where is my property? 
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) 503-846-3699  SelecTXT Inspection Scheduling, 844-229-4609  Design Criteria Callout