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Commercial Building Projects

Commercial permit applications

Commercial building permit steps

Step one: project submittal

  • Submit project through online permit system.
  • Project assigned to Plans Examiner.
  • Submittal conference may be requested by City staff.
  • Plan review fees collected in advance of plan review process.

Step two: plan review

  • Departments, divisions or sections review plans.
  • System development charges, electrical, plumbing and mechanical fees calculated.
  • Inspector or examiner speaks with applicant and other plan reviewers for public facilities such as streets, water, sewer, storm, parks and fire.
  • Additional information may be requested.

Step three:  construction, final inspection, certificate of occupancy

  • When applications and plans are ready to issue, one final approved set of plans is returned to applicant to keep on the job site.
  • Inspections conducted through all phases of construction work.
  • Before occupancy is granted, final inspections must be completed.
  • After final approval, occupancy is granted and a certificate of occupancy is issued.

Contact us at 503-618-2845 if you have specific questions about the timing for your project.