Community & Economic Development

Building Permits

The City of Phoenix Building Department is responsible for issuing building, fire (sprinkler and alarm), plumbing, heating/cooling, and electrical permits on all work within its jurisdiction. This also includes reviewing plans and conducting inspections for the work allowed under these permits.  The department is also responsible for enforcing the State of Oregon Building Codes. These codes are the laws that regulate how a building is to be constructed.


Contractors doing work in the City of Phoenix must now obtain residential or commercial electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permits online using the State's ePermitting.  

Online:  Oregon ePermitting
In person:  Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.)

Appointments for in person application submittal can be requested via email:

(All applications submitted through the Building Department will be entered into the online permitting system)


The issuance of a building permit ensures that appropriate plans have been reviewed and the resulting construction is inspected to satisfy local, State and Federal requirements to safeguard the public health, welfare and safety.

Types of Permits and Plan Review

  • Specialty (Trade) Permits – Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits are typically issued online through ePermitting.  In some intances trade permits not requiring plan review can be issued at the Community & Economic Development Department.  For questions about submitting permits in person or to make an appointment for assistance, please email
  • Standard Plan Review - Permits requiring plan review must be submitted online through ePermitting. Most projects for new construction or building additions require submission of detailed plans to be reviewed by staff to verify compliance with codes. For additional information regarding the ePermitting application, refer to the Building Resource page City staff can also work with you to submit your project through ePermitting. They can be reached by phone at 541-535-2050 or by email.
How can you learn more?
  • Online – Submit your question online. Questions are usually answered within one business day.
  • Phone – Phone calls are typically returned within one business day. Contact staff at 541-535-2050 
  • Counter assistance – Staff is available to answer questions regarding building, land use (zoning), and public works standards Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No appointment is required.
  • Meetings - If you are working on a project and have questions, you can schedule a project consultation to meet with key staff prior to submitting your application. Meetings are scheduled in advance. For phased projects and projects with multiple structures on one development site, a project consultation is required prior to submitting an application. If you have questions regarding this service please contact our staff at 541-535-2050 or via email.


Forms for download are available below. Fillable (electronic) applications or scanned printed copies are available below to help complete the online application process.  Please ensure all contact information is accurate and complete before submitting applications. We will contact you after review, generally within 2 business days.

Building Permit Application
Structural Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
Electrical Permit Application
Mechanical Permit Application
Manufactured Dwelling Permit Application


To schedule an inspection visit or call 1-888-299-2821. When calling for an inspection, use the IVR Number located on your permit.

Inspection Codes (for IVR scheduling)

Inspection scheduling tools:

Click Here to schedule online using ePermitting
Click Here to download the ePermitting application for your mobile device (Android and iPhone)
Call 1-888-299-2821 - IVR (Interactive Voice Response) Phone Menu System
SelecTXT–scheduling via text messaging text SCHEDULE to 888-299-2821

Click the links below to learn how to use each tool to schedule inspections.

Online Scheduling
iPhone Mobile Phone Scheduling
Android Mobile Phone Scheduling
IVR Scheduling
Text Message Scheduling

Building Permits

Contact the Oregon ePermitting HelpDesk:
Phone: 503-373-7396
Toll-free: 1-800-442-7457