Permit Inspections

Inspectors are available by telephone from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 to 4 p.m. each day to answer your questions and take special inspection instructions.

Inspections are performed between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily. If you place your request prior to 6:30 a.m. that day, we will make every attempt to do a same-day inspection. Otherwise, it will be done the following business day.

If you cancel an inspection before 6:30 a.m. on the day of the scheduled inspection, you may use the Automated Inspection Request Line or the online system. If you are canceling after 6:30 a.m. on the day of the scheduled inspection, you will need to call the main office number, 503-618-2845.

The City offers two options for scheduling, canceling and reviewing the status of building inspections: online or via the phone.

Using the online inspection scheduling system you can:

  • Schedule an inspection
  • Cancel an inspection
  • Obtain inspection results

Using the Inspection Request Phone Line, 503-661-3909, you can:

  • Schedule an inspection - press 1
  • Cancel an inspection - press 2
  • Hear inspection results - press 3

Be sure to have the Inspection Type Code List and your application number handy. The Inspection Handbook explains these services fully.

Inspection Checklists

The following checklists include some of the items commonly found to be incomplete or incorrect during the inspection process. These are only general lists and do not represent all possible corrections.


Residential Footing and Foundation Checklist

Residential Post and Beam Checklist

Residential Framing and Shear Wall Checklist

Residential Building & Mechanical Final Inspection Checklist


Residential Plumbing Underground-Post Beam Checklist

Residential Plumbing Rough In-Top Out Checklist

Residential Plumbing Final Checklist


Residential Electrical Service Checklist

Residential Electrical Cover Checklist

Residential Electrical Final Checklist


Tri-County Re-Roof Pre-Inspection Report

Tri-County Re-Roofing Guidelines