Skip to main content

Oregon State Flag An official website of the State of Oregon »

Temporary building department services

Building department services

Due to the lack of local staff and resources, the Oregon Building Codes Division is temporarily administering full or limited electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and structural building department services for the following counties:

  • Sherman County
  • Wheeler County

Staff at the Pendleton field office are available to provide plan review, permitting, and inspection services. Homeowners and contractors may submit construction plans for review after obtaining approval from local planning and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) agencies. Permits are issued and inspections performed to ensure construction meets state building codes and safety standards.

Permits and inspections

Online services

Purchase building permits and schedule inspections online.

Pendleton field office

800 SE Emigrant Ave. Suite 360
Pendleton, OR 97801
Hours: 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m.


Important ready-build plan information

The majority of ready-build plans currently posted are outdated, and were originally designed using prior iterations of the state building code. The division is currently considering replacing the existing plans with updated designs. If a local building official chooses to allow the use of an outdated ready-build plan prepared under previously effective codes, they are responsible for verifying that it is in compliance with the currently adopted codes and any site-specific conditions. Accounting for any necessary compliance review time regarding local allowance of the outdated plans is subject to local policies and procedures, as further established by the building official.