Permit Inspections

Inspectors are available by telephone from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday 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 need to cancel an inspection before 6:30 a.m. on the day of the scheduled inspection, use the Online Inspection Scheduling 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 an Online Inspection System for building inspections. Using the online system you can schedule or cancel an inspection and review inspection results. You may also apply for, purchase and receive a variety of residential and commercial permits. The Online Inspection Brochure explains these services fully.

Using the online inspection scheduling system you can:

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

Be sure to have the Inspection Type Code List and your application number handy. For detailed directions, please refer to the Online Inspection Brochure .

Or you may use this step by step Illustrated Guide to assist you with scheduling your inspection.

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