Building Department

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Summer Hours

The City of Dallas strives to provide excellent customer service for permit holders by having a welcoming, pleasant, and fair workplace. We have hired a full time building inspector and are operating at full capacity an d have caught up on plan review and are accepting inspections at the hours listed below.

Our usual office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Important Notice for Contractors

The City of Dallas Building Department is Now Using the State of Oregon ePermitting system. 
  • Pull Permits
  • Schedule Inspection
  • Track Permit Process
Web: Please visit


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
 typical house costs

Design Standards

Current design standards are as follows:
  • Ultimate Design Wind Speed: 120 mph (Risk Category II), Exposure B
  • 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: 2017 Oregon Residential Specialty Code
  • Building Code: 2014 Oregon Structural Specialty Code
  • Mechanical Code: 2014 Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code
  • Plumbing Code: 2017 State of Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code
  • Fire Code: 2014 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 Planning & Building Department at 503.831.3571.