Building Department

The Baker City Building Department issues all permits and provides full plan review and inspection services for building, plumbing, and mechanical on new and remodel construction within Baker County.

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30-4:00 (Closed 12-1 for lunch)
                        Friday 7:30-12:00
 

Inspections


The City of Baker City conducts inspections for building, mechanical, and plumbing Monday-Thursday between 8:30-4:00pm. If you need an inspection please call 541-524-2054 to schedule. If you need a same day inspection, please notify us before 7:30 am. Our usual schedule for permits in the outlying areas are: 
    Mondays & Wednesdays: Sumpter, Durkee, Huntington, Greenhorn
    Tuesdays & Thursdays: Richland, Halfway, Cornucopia, Oxbow

 

Forms


  

E Permitting


The ePermitting Software is available to contractors working in this jurisdiction.  Currently this service is available for mechanical, electrical and plumbing permits.

ePermitting software provides online access to:
  • Apply, pay for, and receive permits 24/7
  • Inspection scheduling by phone or computer
  • Comprehensive permit tracking and data
  • Electronic plan submission and review
For more information how to use ePermitting please view the ePermitting How To (PDF).

Building Codes


Effective April 15, 2015 (three weeks from March 25, 2015), the Baker City building official is requiring all contractors and homeowners to be compliant with 2014 ORSC Section R109.1.1.1 (PDF) for concrete slab or under-floor inspection.  Concrete slab or under-floor inspection shall be made after in-slab or under-floor building service equipment, conduit, piping accessories and other ancillary equipment items are in place but before any concrete is placed or floor sheathing installed, including sub-floor.**
  
  

Plan Submittals


  • Residential plans – require 1 set of plans, preferably electronically. Please refer to the residential checklist (PDF) for submittal requirements. If building outside of Baker City limits, we will need approvals from DEQ and County Planning or Planning approval from the cities of Sumpter, Halfway, Richland, Huntington, or Haines prior to submittal when required. If building within Baker City limits, the plan review process involves a review from the Baker County Planning Department, site utility review from Public Works and the Fire Department for issues relating to potential access, fire hydrant locations and flow concerns. The inspectors have 10 working days to get residential plan review done after the building plans are accepted as complete and all other department approvals.
  • Commercial plans – require 1 set of plans, preferably electronically. Please refer to the commercial checklist (PDF) for submittal requirements. If building outside of Baker City limits, we will need approvals from DEQ and County Planning or Planning approval from the cities of Sumpter, Halfway, Richland, Huntington or Haines prior to submittal, when required. Refer to ORS455.467 or page 7 of the 2014 ORSC for Commercial plan review timelines.  Commercial plans are often sent to the State Fire Marshall for review as well.