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 permits may be submitted at City Hall during regular business hours or faxed to 503.429.4232.
Building permits with accompanying documents, e.g. drawings, plans, engineering, etc, must be submitted at City Hall.
Include two complete sets of any accompanying documents, e.g. drawings, plans, engineering, etc.
Building Permit Application
Building Fees Worksheet
Electrical Permit Application
NWCP Exterior Wall Envelope Form 2017
NWCP Contractor Info for C of O
NWCP Residential - Certificate of Lighting Fixtures 2017a
NWCP Residential - Moisture Content Acknowledgement 2017a
Call 800.358.8034 by 5:00pm to request an inspection the following inspection day.
Building and mechanical inspections are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
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 nwcodepros.com for building permit information.
Building Department Staff