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Documents submitted to the City of Albany are generally presumed to be public records subject to inspection and copying upon request.

The ePlans column indicates which items will be reviewed in ePlans:
  1. Complete the appropriate application and any associated checklist(s) below.
  2. Submit all documents as an attachment by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  3. Allow 24 hours (1 business day) for application processing. Applicants will be contacted for futher processing and payment of fees.

Land Use Application  Yes   Planning Applications
2021 OESC - Electrical Inspection Checklist     Building Checklists
2021 OPSC - Plumbing Inspection Checklist     Building Checklists
2021 Code Change Guide     Building Handouts
Accessible Parking     Building Handouts
Accessory Structures Compatibility Worksheet     Building Handouts
Accessory Structures     Building Handouts
Address Assignment Request     Building Forms
Adjustment  Yes   Planning Checklists
Annexations  Yes   Planning Checklists
Appeal Notice - Request for Public Hearing     Planning Applications
Commercial Permit  Yes   Building Applications
Commercial Plan Review     Building Checklists
Comprehensive Plan & or Zone Map Amendment  Yes   Planning Checklists
Conditional Use  Yes  Yes Planning Checklists
Demo Permit  Yes  Yes Building Applications
Development Code Text Amendment     Planning Checklists
Dividing Land in the City of Albany     Planning Handouts
Drainage     Building Forms
Electrical Permit Please call
 Yes Building Applications
Electric Fence Standards     Planning Handouts
Encroachment Permit     Public Works Applications
Energy Tables     Building Handouts
Environmental Service Non-Residential Plumbing     Public Works Checklists
Erosion Prevention & Sediment Control  Yes   Public Works Applications
Fencing Standards     Planning Handouts
Fire Alarm Permit  Yes  Yes Building Applications
Fire Department Connection Locking Caps and Plugs     Fire Handouts
Fire Site Plan Review  Yes   Fire Checklists
Fire Sprinkler  Yes  Yes Building Applications
Floodplain Development Permit Application for Building Permits  Yes   Building Applications
Floodplain Development Land Use Review  Yes   Planning Checklists
General Building Code Requirements - Apartment Building     Building Handouts
General Building Code Requirements - Commercial Kitchen     Building Handouts
General Building Code Requirements - Commercial Structures     Building Handouts
General Building Code Requirements - Land Division     Building Handouts
General Building Code Requirements - Mini Storage     Building Handouts
General Building Code Requirements - Restaurants     Building Handouts
General Building Code Requirements - Tenant Improvement     Building Handouts
General Building Code Requirements - Work Without Permits     Building Handouts
Grade, Fill and Excavation Determinations     Public Works Handouts
Grading, Fill and Excavation  Yes   Public Works Handouts
High-Efficiency Lighting     Building Forms
Historic Review of Exterior Alteration  Yes   Planning Checklists
Historic Review Demolition or Moving  Yes   Planning Checklists
Historic Review New Construction   Yes   Planning Checklists
Historic Review of Substitute Materials  Yes   Planning Checklists
Home Business Standards      Planning Handouts
Home Owner's Statement     Building Forms
Land Division Plat - Final  Yes   Planning Checklists
Land Division Plat - Tentative  Yes   Planning Checklists
Land Division Replat - Tentative  Yes   Planning Checklists
Land Use Status Request    Yes Planning Applications
Manufactured Home Park Permit  Yes   Building Applications
Manufactured Home Placement Permit  Yes   Building Applications
Mechanical Permit Please call
 Yes Building Applications
Medical Marijuana Facility Application     Planning Applications
Modification of an Approved Site Plan Review or Conditional Use Application  Yes   Planning Checklists
Moisture Sensitive Content     Building Forms
Moving a House     Building Handouts
Natural Resource - Boundary Refinement  Yes   Planning Checklists
Natural Resource - Impact Site Plan Review  Yes   Planning Checklists
Natural Resource - Mitigation Supplement     Planning Handouts
2017 ORSC - New Home Inspection Checklist     Building Checklists
2021 ORSC - New Home Inspection Checklist     Building Checklists
NFPA 13-D, Insulation for Residential Fire Sprinkler     Building Handouts
Nonconforming Situations  Yes   Planning Checklists
Non-Visible Vapor Barrier     Building Forms
Parking Lot and Re-stripe Permit  Yes  Yes Building Applications
Permit Exemptions: Commercial and Multifamily     Building Handouts
Permit Exemptions: One and Two-Family     Building Handouts
Plan Review Checklist - 2017 ORSC Alterations     Building Checklists
Plan Review Checklist - 2017 ORSC Conversions     Building Checklists
Plan Review Checklist - 2017 ORSC New Dwelling, Additions, and Accessory Structures     Building Checklists
Planned Development - Final  Yes   Planning Checklists
Planned Development - Preliminary  Yes   Planning Checklists
Plumbing Permit Please call
 Yes Building Applications
Post-Construction Stormwater Quality Permit     Public Works Applications
Pre-Application Meeting    Yes Planning Handouts
Property Line Adjustment  Yes   Planning Checklists
Recreational Vehicle Park Permit  Yes   Building Applications
Residential Accessory Structure Compatibility Worksheet      Planning Worksheets
Residential District Development Standards     Planning Handouts
Residential Energy Code Requirements (2008)     Building Handouts
Residential Permit  Yes   Building Applications
Residential Permit Packet  Yes   Building Applications
Restroom - Drinking Fountain Requirements     Building Handouts
Road Closure Permit     Parks & Recreation Applications
Sales/Seating Encroachment Application – Temporary (SEAT)     Public Works Applications
Sign Permit  Yes  Yes Building Applications
Sign Permit - Temporary     Building Applications
Site Improvement Construction Permit  Yes   Public Works Applications
Site Improvement Drawing and Specification Review     Public Works Applications
Site Plan Review  Yes   Planning Checklists
Site Plan Review - Accessory Building  Yes   Planning Checklists
Site Plan Review - Tree Felling  Yes   Planning Checklists
Soils Report Requirements     Building Handouts
Solar System  Yes  Yes Building Applications
Special Inspection Agreement     Building Forms
Suspended Ceilings - Commercial Buildings     Building Handouts
Temporary Merchant     Police Applications
Temporary Placement of a Manufactured Home     Planning Checklists
Temporary Right-of-Way (ROW) Sign Permit     Police Applications
Temporary Use of a Recreational Vehicle as Housing (up to 90 days)     City Manager Applications
Tree Permit     Parks & Recreation Applications
Vacation  Yes   Planning Checklists
Variance - Minor  Yes   Planning Checklists
Variance - Major  Yes   Planning Checklists
Waste Nonconnection Permit     City Manager Applications
Water Meter Permit     Public Works Applications
Willamette River Greenway Use  Yes   Planning Checklists
Window Flashing Guideline     Building Handouts
Zoning Map Amendment  Yes   Planning Checklists

2021 Code Change Update

The Building Codes Division (BCD) recently completed the rule making process to create the 2021 Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC), the 2021 Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC), and the 2021 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC). These codes will be adopted on April 1, 2021. On April 1, any new plumbing or electrical permit applications will need to comply with the 2021 code. BCD is providing a six-month phase-in period for the ORSC. Between April 1 and September 30, projects can be submitted to either the 2017 ORSC or the 2021 ORSC. Where a code is not noted on the application or construction documents, we will be reviewing projects as the 2017 ORSC through September.

In preparation for the 2021 codes, we have created the following inspection checklists as part of our quality assurance program.

These checklists, while covering most general requirements, are primarily focused on residential units.

To assist in this code change, we have reviewed the changes from the 2017 version of these codes and have highlighted those changes staff feel will likely impact most projects in our 2021 Code Change Guide.

COVID-19 Response

In response to the Governor’s Stay Home, Save Lives executive order and for the protection of your staff and ours, the City’s Building Division is implementing a few changes to our processes to continue to provide essential services to you and your clients.

Plan Review:

All projects will need to be submitted electronically.


Inspections will be limited to AM only with the following parameters:

  • The space requiring inspection, or access to the area being inspected, needs to remain unoccupied before and through our inspection staff leaving in order to minimize exposure.
  • In occupied homes, all parties will need to wear approved masks during the inspection and maintain 6-feet distance apart.
  • Due to staff availability, we will be limiting the number of scheduled inspections in the day and may need to roll inspections over to another business day.

Reminder: All inspection requests will need to go through

We understand these changes will impact your projects and we tried to develop safeguards that can allow us to continue to provide inspections while minimizing impacts to your projects.

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