Building Permits & Inspections
Frequently Asked Questions
Safety: Building codes give reasonable assurance a home is safe from structural failure, fire hazards from electrical and heating systems, electrical shock, and health risks. The permits provide a permanent record of the work performed and inspections conducted on the project. A building inspector ensures the work is done safely and to code when you obtain a permit.
Resale Value: Some homeowners find when trying to sell or refinance their homes, prospective buyers or lending institutions want proof that alterations are in compliance with local codes. There is no proof without a permit and inspection on record. The homeowner must then apply for a permit with no guarantee the remodel will meet the codes, and face the possibility the remodel must be redone or removed. This could delay refinancing or cost a sale of the home.
A permit is needed to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical, or plumbing system.
Use our Residential Permits brochure to learn which common home projects may require a permit.
It is the responsibility of the property owner or contractor to contact the City prior to construction to ensure all necessary permits are obtained.
For electrical work, Oregon law requires the electrical contractor to be responsible for obtaining the permit. Electrical permits are non-transferable.
The City of Wood Village issues the following permits:
- Alarm Permit (PDF)*
- Building Permit (PDF)
- Commercial Application Check List (PDF)*
- Commercial Interior Plumbing Permit (PDF)
- Commercial Mechanical Permit (PDF)
- Commercial Renewable Energy Permit (PDF)
- Commercial Service Connections Permit (PDF)
- Construction Trailer Permit (PDF)
- Demolition Permit (PDF)
- Electrical Permit (PDF)
- Erosion Control Permit (PDF)*
- Fire Protection Permit (PDF)
- Grading Permit (PDF)
- Land Use Application (PDF)
- Manufactured Home Permit (PDF)
- Medical Gas Plumbing Permit (PDF)
- Residential Application Check List (PDF)*
- Residential Mechanical Permit (PDF)
- Residential Plumbing Permit (PDF)
- Residential Renewable Energy Permit (PDF)
- Residential Service Connections Permit (PDF)
- ROW and Curb Cut Permit (PDF)
- Sign Permit Application (PDF)
- Site Plumbing Permit (PDF)
- Special Inspection and Testing Agreement (PDF)*
- Underground Fire Supply Permit (PDF)
Building permit applications can be found by clicking on the project-specific permit under the Permits tab. Applications can be submitted to the Building Specialist at City Hall, by emailing Building@WoodVillageOR.gov, or by completing the online application below.
If submitting online, a complete PDF version of the permit application must be attached.
If you have any questions, please contact City Hall at (503) 667-6211.
Permit payments can be made online using the City’s online payment portal. No payment is required until after your permit application has been approved by City staff.Make Payment
Electronic Permit Submission
Electronic Permit Submission
All permit application approvals include two building inspections. All permit projects require a final inspection to officially close a permit or to receive a Certificate of Occupancy or other acknowledgement of completion.
Inspections are performed daily between 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Most inspections can be conducted the next business day after a request is received. Please call City Hall at 503-667-6211 or use the How Do I Schedule an Inspection? tab to schedule an inspection.
Inspection requests for a particular day must be requested no later than 3:00 p.m. the day before the requested date.
To schedule an inspection, use the form below or call City Hall at (503) 667-6211.