Permits Protect Tool Kit
The Permits Protect program is designed to help consumers, specifically homeowners, remodelers and other property owners, have a better idea of how permits help protect their property. A number of promotional materials have been developed in an effort to spread this message.
Permits Protect is happy to assist anyone interested in using these materials.
Contractors, retailers, trade and industry associations and local building departments may tailor and use the Permits Protect informational and promotional materials available in the "Toolkit" found below.
When you make major changes to the content of these materials to fit your needs, please contact the Building Codes Division at 503-378-4133. Permits Protect would also like to request samples of the materials you produce for our records.
While the Building Codes Division has trademark protected the Permits Protect logo, the division authorizes its usage in materials or advertising that promotes using permits and licensed contractors.
However, please note that using Permits Protect information, logo, materials or advertising does not in any way constitute a state endorsement of your business, association or department, and may not be used as such.
Permits Protect Tool Kit
- Display the Permits Protect logo in your regular advertising
- Utilize the logo on stationery
- Display the logo on company vehicles
- Place the logo on brochures and other promotional materials
- Place the logo on uniform shirts
- Incorporate the logo on permitting forms and other front-counter materials, such as post-it notes and scratch paper
Permits Protect's efforts to raise awareness about the importance and ease of the permitting process will become much more effective if a wide range of organizations are also highlighting Permits Protect and its goals. Working together, we can be much more effective in spreading the word about the importance of pulling permits when required.
The Permits Protect logo comes in several formats including a master logo that highlights safety, costs savings and environmental responsibility. You can use the master logo with all three elements, or choose from respective elements of the logo in order to highlight a particular aspect of permitting or home improvements. You can download high resolution versions of the logos below:
Here are just a few ideas about how to incorporate the Permits Protect logo into your communications efforts:CLOSE
- Brochures and Flyers
- Commonly asked questions about permits
- Commonly asked questions about permits - Spanish version
- When do I need a mechanical permit?
- When do I need an electrical permit?
- When do I need a building (structural) permit?
- When do I need a plumbing permit?
Permits Protect brochures and flyers are designed to give local building departments, contractors and retail outlets brochures that are easy to use and explain when and why permits are needed and provide guidelines about obtaining permits for various projects.
You may use these materials in their entirety, and include your own logo and contact information, or use the text in your own brochures. If you choose to use the text only option, we ask that you please include the Permits Protect logo.
These materials can be an easy-to-grab resource for those seeking permits when prominently displayed at places like the front office counter, check out stands, near appropriate merchandise, like wiring and plumbing, or even to include with a bid or bill.CLOSE
- Print Advertising
Permits Protect has created a print ad template that jurisdictions and other organization are able to use to highlight the importance and value of permits. You may include your local information in the template.CLOSE
- Radio Advertising
Permits Protect campaign has created a series of ads starring "Joe Saturday," a helpful building official, who points out the benefits of obtaining permits and using licensed contractors. These lighthearted ads run 60 seconds.
The "Joe Saturday" ad is available for use only within Oregon and if you are an Oregon entity, you may copy, use and place the ad. The only alteration you may make is to alter the ad's "brought to you by" tagline at the end of the ad to list your company, association or building department.
To receive an electronic copy of the ad, please contact the Permits Protect Manager, Sherri West, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-373-7509CLOSE
- Permits Protect Table Display
- 12-by-9-inch With Printer Marks
- 12-by-9-inch Without Printer Marks
- 48-by-36-inch With Printer Marks
- 48-by-36-inch Without Printer Marks
Another educational resource provided by Permits Protect is a table top display that can be used in a front office, high-traffic area, trade show or other event. The display is available in 48-by-36-inch and 12-by-9-inch versions. The large version is designed to be used as a table display and the small version can be used as a handout.
Please be aware that the larger, table display version must be printed on a large-format graphics plotter.
If you have any questions about the display, please contact the Permits Protect Manager, Sherri West, at email@example.com or 503-373-7509.CLOSE