Building Services

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A letter from LUT Director Stephen Roberts


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation (LUT) is providing important services to our community while abiding by Governor Brown’s “Stay Home. Save Lives” Executive Order No. 20-12.


Many of LUT's services are “essential.” While it's not exactly "business as usual" at LUT, we are still conducting our business. Most of our employees are working remotely, but we have found alternative ways to deliver many of our services so that development and building projects – which are critical to sustaining the economy – are able to continue on schedule. See our list of remote resources


Building permits and inspections, plan reviews, land use approvals, survey and plat reviews and other development-related activities are being conducted remotely through the Public Permitting and Services Portal, Electronic Plan Review or the mail. As a result, developers, builders and contractors are able to move forward with many of their projects, though schedules may change due to coronavirus-related issues. Construction projects in school buildings, for example, may be starting ahead of schedule since the buildings are vacant earlier than usual. 


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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