Building Services

Wear a mask; maintain physical distancingBeginning Monday, Nov. 16, Department of Land Use & Transportation offices will be open for in-person services by appointment only on the recommendation of public health officials to slow the spread of COVID.

NOTE: Masks/facial coverings are required to be worn during all appointments.

Email or call 503-846-3470 to set up an appointment.

We urge all customers to conduct business online to mitigate the spread of COVID. 

Phone Email Address Fax
503-846-3470 155 N First Ave.,Ste. 350, MS 12; Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-846-3993
Hours: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday


Division Manager: Andy Back

Building Official: Scott Linfesty

Building services staff provides the following services in unincorporated Washington County:

  • Permitting, plan review and inspections for all phases of construction (both residential and commercial) in unincorporated Washington County and in the cities of Banks, Gaston, River Grove and North Plains.
  • Electrical permitting, plan review and inspections in unincorporated Washington County and in the cities of Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, River Grove, Sherwood and Tualatin.

Fee increases changes effective Jan. 1

In June 2020, the Washington County Board of Commissioners opted to  increase Building and Current Planning fees. To help mitigate the financial impact on our customers, half of the increase was effective July 1, 2020; the second half is effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Unlike many area jurisdictions, both LUT Building Services and Current Planning operate on a cost-recovery basis – meaning that these work groups’ activities are supported entirely by fees for service. These increases are cost-recovery measures necessary to maintain operations. For a complete list of LUT fee increases, visit the Washington County Fiscal Year 2020-21 Fee Schedule (pages 13-31). 

  • Building Services fees: Most fees will increase 2.5% 
  • Current Planning fees: While most fees are increasing a minimum of 2.5%, other targeted increases are also being implemented to achieve cost recovery. 

Where is your property?

Check property jurisdiction here and contact the appropriate building department.

Email Building Services with questions about building services/codes.

  The public permit callout  Electronic Plan Review Callout Design Criteria Callout