Types of Commercial Permits

Any building that contains commercial tenants is considered a commercial building. Mixed use buildings with both residential and commercial uses are also treated as commercial buildings. The following are typical projects that require permits:

  Taking the time to review submittal requirements for your project will not only ensure that your application is accepted for review, but a complete submittal will also save you time during the plan review process. Take the time to review our submittal checklists prior to submitting your application.  You can also contact staff by email or by phone at 541-682-5505. 
Projects that are submitted in phases or with multiple structures on one development site must attend a Project Consultation meeting.  Project Consultation meetings can be scheduled online.

As of March 1, 2017 all commercial projects will be required to be submitted through eBuild.  Over the last several years, Building and Permit Services has been working toward creating new and better ways to serve our customers and community - including modernizing our systems and taking advantage of new technology.

Commercial Checklist - Interior/Exterior Alterations or Miscellaneous
Commercial Checklist - New Construction or Addition

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

Prepare for the Commercial Permit Process

  • Zoning Land is zoned for certain types of development and use. Each zone has a set of regulations governing the uses, lot size, building setbacks, height and other development standards. The property’s zone and the use of the property determine the specific requirements that apply.
  • Property Research record research application can be submitted to determine the permit history on a property. Determining the building type and occupancy of a building can provide a starting point for permit requirements.
  • 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 has information about requirements for managing stormwater runoff and provides design options.