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Building Department
Applications & Permits
The City of Dallas Building Department administers the current Oregon Specialty Codes and issues permits for structural, mechanical, and plumbing disciplines for all types of development. Electrical permits are issued through Polk County Building Department. They may be reached at 503.623.9237.

5 Reasons To Obtain Permits
  • Inspections - Performed by certified inspectors
  • Peace of Mind - Knowing the job was done right
  • Safety - For your family and home
  • Sets Consistent Standards - Ensures safe construction standards
  • Value - Protects your biggest investment

Design Standards
Current design standards are as follows:
  • Basic Wind Speed:  95 mph (3 second gust)
  • Seismic Design Category:  D1
  • Snow Load: 25 psf
  • Frost Depth 12 inches
  • Soil Classification:  Geotechnical Report is required to determine soil conditions

Adopted Codes
Current adopted codes are as follows:
  • Residential Code: 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code
  • Building Code:  2010 Oregon Structural Specialty Code
  • Mechanical Code:  2010 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code
  • Plumbing Code: 2011 State of Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code
  • Fire Code: 2010 Oregon Fire Code
  • Electric Code:  Provided by Polk County Building Department 503.623.9237

More helpful information is available through the Oregon Building Officials Association website, ThinkPermit.

To talk to staff during business hours please call the Community Development Department at 503.831.3571.