Review System for Building Permits

House BuildThe City of Grants Pass Parks and Community Development department has established a 3-track system for reviewing building plans to better serve customers and establish expectations for project plan review times.

The three track system takes into consideration the individual complexity of every proposed project and staff makes a determination of what time track the plans will be placed into within 48 hours of plan intake at the Community Development counter.

Building Plan Review Intake

  1. Staff conducts a preliminary completeness review at the counter. A full set of scaled site plans, building plans and any other necessary maps and documents are required. Go to the Documents, Forms, and Fee Schedules page to download the appropriate submittal checklist and building permit application to ensure complete submittal.
  2. Complete applications will be forwarded to the sorter. The sorter will determine the proper track for the project, notify the applicant and forward to Planning and Building for review.

The types of projects eligible for each track, and the submittal requirements are detailed below.

  1. Track 1 - 10 Working Days
  2. Track 2 - 20 Working Days
  3. Track 3 - 120 Working Days

Permit Available in 10 Working Days

The types of projects are eligible for Track 1 are:

  • Commercial Remodels with less than 25% square footage changes, as long as the total square footage is less than 400
  • Infill development when all infrastructure is in place
  • Manufactured Homes (Handled as any other single family)
  • Manufactured Homes in authorized parks
  • Residential remodels, garages, carports, sheds, etc
  • Single Family Residential on subdivided lots in subdivisions approved by the city

Submittal Requirements

  • Full plans, scaled site plan, drainage, and all requirements of the site plan submittal checklist. Infill projects must submit information on the status of curb, gutter, sidewalk, street section and drainage adjacent to the infill.

Contact Us

  1. Ken Sandlin


    Building Official
    Email Ken Sandlin

    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 or use the Online Inspection Request Form.

    Go to Online E-Permitting to manage permits, inspections, invoices and payments.