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700 NW Dimmick St., Suite A
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: 541.474.5405
Fax: 541.474.5406
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Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - NOON
Building Safety




Electronic Permit System- Coming Soon 
Josephine County Building Safety is currently working with Oregon Building Codes Division to configure and implement a fully-functioning "ePermitting" system.  This system will be used in the office to issue and track permits and inspections.  In addition, the system allows access by permit holders and contractors to purchase some permits, schedule inspections and track their project status.  The "Go Live" date is scheduled for May 23rd.

We are also working with the Oregon Building Codes Division to provide local training to contractors on how to use the ePermitting system. The first training is being offered on May 17th, 2016 from noon to 1pm at the Anne G. Basker Auditorium located at 600 NW Sixth St. Grants Pass, OR 97526. Contractors and their staff are encouraged to attend in person or via online meeting hosted by the Oregon Building Codes Division. For more information please ​see the announcement on our Documents and Forms page on the left.


Inspection Schedule
Due to reduced staff, some electrical inspections will be limited to Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Generally, we do all other non-electrical inspections Monday through Friday.

Illinois Valley inspections will still be Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Inspection requests received by 5:00pm, in accordance with the schedule noted above, will be scheduled for the next day.

Are you interested in a potential career in code administration? 

See the brochure in the "Documents and Forms" section titled "Careers in Code Administration"




In an effort to provide helpful information with limited personnel we have many resources available here on our webpage. 
 

See the "Documents and Forms" section on the left for handouts and helpful information.

See the "Links" below for access to Oregon's building codes online and other helpful information including wall bracing calculators and forms.

For assistance with developing plans and specifications to meet the requirements of the codes, we recommend that you contact the local home builders association, local designer, architect or engineer.  Contacts are available in the phone book or online.

Due to the fact that Building Safety staff is extremely limited and the work load is significant, an inspector/plans examiner may not available for general code-related questions during open hours.  Additional options are email and phone (see contact information on the left menu). 

Well prepared plans and documents help facilitate timely plan review.  Please consult a professional to assist you as necessary.

Plans need to adequately describe the proposed construction and are required to clearly show the wall bracing requirements.

Please see the document labeled, "Plan submittal  requirements and information"

 

 

Mission Statement

To assist the citizens of Josephine County in the application of the state's specialty codes in a flexible, fair and safety-focused manner with the goal of providing safe buildings in our community.



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