The Building Department of Community Development provides administration staff for the construction and safety codes adopted by the City.
Two sets of plans that meet the requirements of the checklist can be submitted to our front counter clerk. Plans are logged and routed to our building department for review. The plans are forwarded to the engineering department and the planning department for compliance. Once each department has performed their reviews and all concerns are addressed, the plans are stamped and signed. Our office will call to say the permit is ready and the fees owed. Construction can begin after the permit is issued. Our Finance Department accepts cash, money order, check, in-person card payment, or payment online through Accela.
The Community Development Department offers a no cost Pre-Design Meeting. Call (541) 966-0204 to set up a time for the meeting. Bring in two sets of concept drawings and the key people of your project. You will meet with the Planning, Building, Engineering, and Fire supervisors who will discuss concerns, answer questions, and make recommendations to help you succeed.
For An Inspection
Call (541) 966-0205 Fax: (541) 966-0251 or email: Inspectionsci.pendleton.or.us (subject: Inspection%20Request)
Our inspectors leave at 9am for morning inspections and 1pm for afternoon inspections.
If you have any general questions regarding building codes or permits under review, please contact our official or inspector.
Building Permit Submission
Permits can be obtained on our permits page, through the sidebar or by choosing the AtoZ tab, P for Permits.
Please bring in three sets of design drawings, professional or otherwise, with application. Plan Review Fee is required upon submission of plans for review. You may call us for estimated fee charges. Estimation is based upon proposed valuation of construction. Building fees do not incorporate these fees: zoning, irrigation, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, parking lot, sewer tap, excavation, water meter, park, SDC, engineering review, or driveway-sidewalk. Our office reviews plans on a first come, first serve basis and tries to release plans quickly; however, it is beneficial for projects to schedule a Pre-Design Meeting.
A Business License is required to operate a business inside the city limits of Pendleton, so Contractors please verify your business license as we are not able to perform the first inspection unless the contractor has a current business license.
For building code reference or to purchase a permit for residential only plumbing, electrical and mechanical work:
- Building quick permits (E-Permitting - external link)
- Search State of Oregon Building Code Division for commonly asked questions about obtaining permits (external link)
- State of Oregon Building Code Division page (external link)