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Quick Permits - an online source for permit information

Quick Permits, is an online service provided by the state for contractors and homeowners to get information about permits. Local building departments become a part of the Web site and their property addresses get loaded into the “Address Locator.”

There are many helpful features to homeowners on www.BuildingPermits.Oregon.gov, the Quick Permits Web site, but buying permits online is not one of them. Only licensed contractors are capable of buying permits from this site.
The following tips will help you obtain information on purchasing permits in your area:

  • You have two ways to find out whom your local building department is and how to get in touch with them. The link above takes you to a page on the Building Codes Division's Web site that has all the city and county building departments listed.
  • If your local building department is one of the jurisdictions that is participating in the Quick Permits program you can go to this page, participating jurisdictions, and link to information on your building department. The information on the individual building department pages includes contact phone numbers and actual permit application forms that you can print and fill out.
  • Last, but not least, if you don't have a clue where your address falls for local building departments, but you think it might be one of the jurisdictions listed in the participating jurisdictions, you can try the Address Locator to find out which jurisdiction your address falls under. If the Address Locator indicates your address does not match the criteria, your property may not be in a jurisdiction that is participating in the Quick Permits project.

If you are not sure if you need to apply for a permit, you can give your local building department a call or check out the information right here on the Permits Protect Web site to help answer questions about permits.

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