Building Division

The Building Division administers and enforces the Oregon State Building, Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical codes and the fire, life and safety codes within the City's jurisdiction, including the urbanizing area. In addition, the Building Division is responsible for enforcement of the Uniform Housing Code and the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings.


The Building Division reviews all plans submitted for building permits, and performs all required inspections throughout construction. The City of Grants Pass Building Division consists of a Building Official, Ken Sandlin, and two inspectors / plan reviewers.


The Building Division's goal is to participate in the creation of a community where people can live safely, comfortably, and economically.

Permits Protect

Whether you are a homeowner or contractor, please visit the State of Oregon's informational document Commonly Asked Questions about Permits (PDF) to learn why you need a permit, how to get one and other useful resources.

Online Structural Permits

Please complete the online application below. The Building Division will be notified of your submission. PDF forms are available ONLY if the online system is unavailable.

  1. Online permit application
  2. PDF forms ONLY if online submission is unavailable

The Building Division will be notified of your submission. Applications will be processed the first business day after it is received, or within 24 hours if received during regular business hours. We will then contact you to let you know that the permit is ready for you to upload your documents and pay your Plan Review Fee.

Complete and submit the form

Contact Us

  1. Joelen Wood

    Email Joelen Wood

    101 NW A Street
    Room 202
    Grants Pass, OR 97526
    Ph: 541-450-6060

    Building Plan Submittal Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 10 a.m., 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

    Building Inspector Consultation Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m.- 10 a.m.

    Building Inspection Requests

    Call one business day prior to the inspection. Use  Online E-Permitting to manage inspections, permits, invoices, and payments.