The Building Department is currently experiencing issues with our permitting software, and are intermittently unable to access the online portal directly. This may affect customers ability to request inspections online. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, but in the interim please use the automated IVR phone line at 503-496-1551 to request inspections (you will find the six-digit PIN on your issued permit). For additional assistance with inspections, please call our office at 503-722-3789, and a staff member can assist you.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience.

The City of Oregon City accepts inspection requests in 3 different ways, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your convenience.

View the Self-Service Portal Instructions (PDF).

Inspections that are requested prior to midnight are normally conducted on the date requested. Inspection requests received after midnight will be completed the following business day; unless a later date is requested. Inspection staff provide inspection services between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm. Monday through Friday. Inspections outside of these hours may be arranged through the Building Official.

The Building Department works in cooperation with Clackamas Fire when performing inspections that require their assistance (mostly final inspections). Clackamas Fire Marshals are only available Mondays through Thursdays, so we are only able to provide certain inspections on a limited basis. Thank you for your understanding.

Please keep in mind that the City of Oregon City is closed on all major holidays. Inspections will not be performed on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day (Both Thursday and Friday), or Christmas Day. If a holiday should fall on a Saturday, we will be closed the Friday before. If a holiday should fall on a Sunday, we will be closed the Monday after to observe the holiday.

Due to the short turnaround time to prepare our inspections for the day, all inspection information must be provided correctly to receive your inspection.

Thank you for your efforts!

Your Oregon City Building Division

To Request an Inspection by Fax

  1. Provide the correct permit number
  2. The date you would like your inspection
  3. Site address
  4. Contact name (person)
  5. Contact phone number
  6. Type of Inspection
  7. Additional information is optional
  8. Fax to 503-722-3880

Note: View the Permit Applications and Forms page to find a fax inspection request form under either the Commercial or Residential Permits button.

To Request an Inspection by Phone

To request an inspection by phone, call 503-496-1551. You will need the following information:

  1. Correct permit number
  2. The date you would like your inspection
  3. Type of Inspection (three-digit inspection code)

Note: This is a touch-tone system, and does not allow any additional information to be left. To leave call-back numbers or lock box information; the request will need to be made online or in person.