Building Services

Offices closed - Services Available OnlineCustomer Advisory (COVID-19)

All Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) offices are closed to the public to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.


We continue to provide service to our customers remotely. Business can be transacted by phone, email or online.  All building and grading permits can be submitted using our electronic plan review system (ProjectDox). Please be patient. Due to limited staffing, responses and reviews may take longer than usual.


Use our online Public Permitting and Services Portal at for development applications, facility permits, right-of-way permits, to pay for building permits, schedule inspections and more. More remote resources

Building Services Resources 

Phone: 503-846-3470

Fax: 503-846-2908

Address: 155 N First Ave., Ste. 350, MS 12; Hillsboro, OR 97124




  • Resubmittals in response to plan check (Mail or by appointment)
  • Revisions (Mail)
  • Permits in ready-to-issue status will be mailed. (Mailed to applicant or picked up by appointment)
  • New building and grading permit submittals (Electronic Plan Review or mail)
  • Other permits (trade permits, demolitions, manufactured homes and agricultural-exempt buildings) Must be legible on paper no larger than 11”x17” (Email, mail or fax)
  • Trade permits (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) permits (Email or state e-permitting site)
  • Inspections (Online Public Permitting and Services Portal or Interactive Voice Response: 503-846-3699)
  • Payments (Online Public Permitting and Services Portal)


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:  2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code effective Jan. 1

Washington County has adopted the new Oregon statewide building code, Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) 2019, effective Jan. 1, 2020, for all permitted projects.

Applicants should consult with design teams to ensure projects are compliant with the 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code requirements.

Where is your property?

Check property jurisdiction here and contact the appropriate building department.


Email Building Services with questions about building services/codes.

  The public permit callout  Electronic Plan Review Callout Design Criteria Callout The building safety callout