Building Services

Division Manager: Andy Back

Building Official: Scott Linfesty

Building services staff provides the following services in unincorporated Washington County:

  • Permitting, plan review and inspections for all phases of construction (both residential and commercial) in unincorporated Washington County and in the cities of Banks, Gaston, River Grove and North Plains.
  • Electrical permitting, plan review and inspections in unincorporated Washington County and in the cities of Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, River Grove, Sherwood and Tualatin.


New:  Public Permitting and Services Portal


Public Permitting and Services PortalVisit the Public Permitting and Services Portal for building permits and inspections, development application, facility permits, right-of-way permits and more.

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

Once an account is created, users can:


Where Does Your Property Reside?

Check property jurisdiction here and contact the appropriate building department.


Email Building Services with questions about building services/codes.