Inspections on private improvements are handled by State-certified inspectors from Building & Permit Services (BPS) for structural grading and fill and plumbing. If the scope of work includes natural resource protections and land use conditions, a BPS land use inspector also visits the site. PEPI improvements are inspected by Public Works staff.
It can be difficult for contractors to distinguish between private and public improvements, and the applicable standards differ – resulting in separate reviews and inspections that are part of an overall development process. All private improvement inspections must be requested through our online inspection scheduling application similar to other inspection requests.
You must request all required inspections on a project. Without approval for all inspections, a site development permit could expire and permit renewal (more fees) would be required. For information about the inspection process, contact inspection support staff Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at 541-682-5283. If you do not have access to a computer, our inspection support staff will also be able to assist you in scheduling the inspection.