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Building codes are designed to ensure safe buildings.

These important standards help protect your family from safety risks like structural failures, fire hazards caused by electrical and heating systems, and electrical shock. They also help eliminate costly repairs and save money in the long run.

Oregon law requires you to obtain local permits for a range of installations, alterations, and construction performed on your home to ensure that the work meets minimum standards for safe construction.

Permits are required for all new construction and certain alterations and installations. Find out if your work needs a permit.

Do I need a permit?

Get answers to commonly asked questions about permits as they pertain to most residential construction and installations.

Common questions

Contractors are required to be licensed; if you are hiring a contractor, protect yourself from unlicensed work.

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