Building & Septic Permits

Within city limits, all building and septic permits must be submitted to the City Hall for review and they will then be sent to Marion County for review and approval. Fees for permits may vary, for accurate pricing please call Marion County directly at 503-588-5147 or our office at 503-873-5435.

If you are building on a vacant lot, a School Construction Excise Tax and System Development Charges may apply, for more information call 503-873-5435 or email

Permit applications can be printed directly from the Marion Co. Website at

Not sure if you need a building permit? Click here to see a helpful brochure.

Not sure what type of septic permit you need? Click here and check out the information & forms section.

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