Residential Permits

When is a Residential Permit Needed?

Typical projects that require a building permit include:

There are some projects that do not require a building permit such as a small storage shed or play equipment. Work exempt from a permit still needs to meet building code requirements as well as local code requirements (setbacks, height, etc.).

  1. Step 1 Prepare
  2. Step 2 Apply
  3. Step 3 Review
  4. Step 4 Build

Prepare for the Residential Permit Process

Zoning Land is zoned for certain types of development and use. Each zone has a set of regulations governing the uses, building, setbacks, height and other development standards.

Property Research A record search application can be submitted to determine the permit history on a property.

Codes in Effect Codes are updated on a regular basis, therefore, it is important to have the latest code information.

Stormwater Management The City's Stormwater Management Manual provides information about requirements for managing stormwater runoff and offers design options as well.

Erosion Prevention The Erosion Prevention Program monitors construction sites to ensure protection of city stormwater systems and natural resources.

Utilities Your project will involve our local franchise utilities. Contacting them prior to construction will assure that new and existing connections happen smoothly.

  • Complete EWEB's New Service Form for new construction and remodels.
  • Contact Northwest Natural at 503-220-2360 and request an Energy Advisor prior to pouring foundations for new construction for gas service.

Green Building: The City of Eugene provides green building information  and resources with the goal of making green building practices the norm in Eugene.

Additional Information Other resources include our FAQs and the Residential Fee Estimating Worksheet.  Please contact us if you have any additional questions.