Construction permits are required for work that is regulated by the Oregon Building Code which would include the disciplines of building (structural), mechanical, plumbing, fire life safety (commercial) and electrical. A construction permit shall be required to be issued prior to beginning the construction, alteration or repair of a structure, except ordinary repairs. Ordinary repairs are nonstructural repairs and do not include the addition to, alteration of, or the replacement or relocation of water supply, sewer, drainage, drain leader, gas, soil, waste, vent or similar piping, mechanical or other work which a permit is required by the Building Official.
Electrical permits are issued through the Douglas County Building Department. For questions regarding electrical work call 541-440-4559.
The Tri-County permit office is now the only location in the State which issues plumbing and electrical 'minor label' permits. Questions regarding these permit programs should be directed to the Tri-County Service Center in Portland at 503-872-6731.