Building Department

The Building Department is responsible for reviewing construction plans, permitting and performing inspections to ensure compliance with Oregon Building Code.

Permit Brochures and Links

Residential and Commercial Codes

Building and Electrical Permits

Building and electrical permit applications and other building department forms can be found on the Forms and Permits page.


Call 800.358.8034 by 5:00pm to request an inspection the following inspection day.

Building and mechanical inspections are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Electrical inspections are on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Is your contractor licensed?

The State of Oregon Construction Contractors Board provides resources to help you make informed decisions before hiring contractor.

Contractor License Search

Before You Dig

Call 811 at least 48 hours before you start any digging project. Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job.

Northwest Code Professionals

The City of Vernonia partners with Northwest Code Professionals to provide building department services. Northwest Code Professionals serve several jurisdictions across Oregon and Washington. Visit for building permit information.

Building Department Staff

Jack Applegate
Building Official
Phone: 800.358.8034
Skyler Holstad
Inspector and Plans Examiner
Phone: 458.221.2050