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Welcome the the City of Bend's Building Safety Division, a division of the Community Development Department. We hope this page will assist you in learning more about us.

We process the plan review of most single-family applications within two weeks, but permit activity has increased over the years so review time may vary. Commercial and multi-family application review time lines are critically dependent on the complexity of the building plans. However, these permits are issued in a timely manner.

Once your application is processed and approved through the building plan review process, the plans will be reviewed by the Planning Division and Engineering Division. When approval is given by all other divisions, the permit will be issued and you may begin scheduling inspections from the foundation inspection to the final building inspection. Instructions are included in your permit packet regarding the process to request these inspections.

NOTICE:  Effective immediately, the Building Safety Division is temporarily discontinuing the Commercial Express Permits (CEP) program.  Due to staffing transitions and staff shortages in the divisions required to review these projects, it is inefficient for Building Safety Division to continue allowing expedited permit requests, including the CEP program.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Building Safety Division Management.

Permit fees vary depending on the size of the structure. System Development Charges (SDCs) are generally a large portion of your entire permit fee. These fees are collected at the time we issue the building permit. The fees collected are used for capital improvements within the city to increase city wide capacities for water, sewer, transportation, parks or drainage. Please visit our System Development Charge page for more information.

In addition to searching our web site for information, you can call our office at (541) 388-5570 Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, or come in during our counter hours from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

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