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Each project is different and we cannot provide firm estimates but do offer resources to aid your planning. The Commercial Fee Estimating Guide provides a description of fees and tips for calculating your costs. If you have questions regarding fees please contact our staff at 541-682-5505.
The length of time required to obtain your permit will depend on the complexity of your project and the completeness of your plans. After your project has been assigned a project coordinator, you will receive a Commitment Letter which will give you an estimate of the time required to complete the review of your project.
Most permits are valid for 360 days from the date they are issued, except stand-alone electrical permits which are valid for 180 days. Each time an inspection is scheduled AND completed, the permit’s expiration date will be extended for another 360 days. (Stand-alone electrical permit exception for 180 days also applies to this type of extension.)
You can search our Building Permit database for permits applied for as of June 1998. If the structure was built prior to 1998 you might want to consider submitting a Record Search Application. There is a $20 non-refundable application fee which will pay for the first 45 minutes of research through older permit records. In accordance with State guidelines, our office does not keep residential plans beyond two years after the completed date of the project. We do keep plans for commercial projects. After the commercial project has been completed the plans are stored on microfilm. To view microfilmed plans that are available before deciding if you would like copies of plans, please submit a Record Search Application and staff will contact you to set up an appointment time that will work for you.