Seaside Building Department

Seaside Building Department

The Building Division provides permitting, plan review and inspections services

to ensure that buildings are safe for the citizens and visitors of Seaside.  The City's

Building Official provides residential and A-level plan review services including

Fire & Life Safety review. The City's Building Department also provides inspection

services for residential and A-level inspections of Mechanical, Plumbing and Building



Inspections and Office Hours

The Building Official and a City Planner are generally available between 8 and 9 am

every morning and available at other times by appointment. General building

and planning information is available during our office hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Monday through Friday.  We ask that you arrive before 4:30 pm when submitting

land use or permit applications and by 4:30 pm to pick up permits that are awaiting

issuance and over the counter permits for minor work (not requiring plan review).

Inspections can be scheduled by phone: (503) 738-7100, by Fax: (503)738-8765,

or in person.  Inspections are available Monday through Thursday.  Notice is needed

up to 9:00 am for an inspection on those days. The Building Official arranges  the

order of inspections at 9:00 am and he can be contacted at that time to get an idea

when he will be in your area.


In addition, the Planning Director and the Building Official are part of the City's

emergency operations team. The City's Building Official and our City Engineer are

certified and provide post-event evaluations of potentially damaged buildings and

infrastructures within the city limits to determine if they are safe.  


Plan Reviews

Plan review for one & two family dwelling typically takes between 2 and 3 weeks.

Land use approval is required prior to an application being considered complete

of acceptance for plan review. Commercial structures evolve an additional

review by the public works office and take addition time to process.  Please note

that the complexity and completeness of all plans will affect the review time of

construction projects. We ask that you contact the Building Official to schedule

a preliminary review meeting for larger commercial projects to help identify

potential information that can assist you in your design.


Please feel free to contact us at (503) 738-7100 or stop by our office which

is located at 1387 Avenue U if you have any questions concerning building

permits or building construction issues.


Forms and Documents

Permit and Plan Review Fees

Building Permit Application (2 pages)

Building Permit Application (13 Pages) New Construction and Additions

Manufactured Home Placement Application

Mechanical Permit Application

Plumbing Permit Application

Demolition Permit Application

Grading and Fill Permit Application

Sign Permit Application

City of Seaside - Sign Ordinance -Sign Code Chapter 155