Building Codes Division

Building Codes Division

Heather Hansen, Director
800 Exchange Street, Suite 100
Astoria, OR 97103

Clatsop County assumed the Building Codes Division from the State of Oregon in July 2001.  It is a state-mandated program to ensure compliance with elements of the International Building Code (IBC) regarding structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical plan review and construction inspections.

Building Codes is responsible for reviewing building plans and issuing building permits for inspections of new and altered buildings and for the Placement of a Manufactured Dwelling. The county handles electrical inspections for the entire county and structural, mechanical and plumbing and manufactured home inspections for the unincorporated areas. The division is responsible for approximately 6,500 inspections annually.

The fees are set by the state and are projected to cover the cost of the program. All revenues are dedicated by law to the building code program.

With relocation of the Building Codes Division into the Land Use office at 800 Exchange Street in Astoria, the county implemented a “one-stop shopping” service to the public and development community.

Use this link to read the Oregon Building Codes .

We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  • Reach us by phone at: (503) 338-3697
  • Request an inspection at: (503) 338-3698
  • Fax us at: (503) 338-3666
  • E-mail us at:
  • Mail your inquiries to:

                        Clatsop County Building Codes
                        800 Exchange St., Suite 100
                        Astoria, OR 97103

Building Official:      Jim Byerley
Permit Technician:   Laura Byrne
Building Inspector:  Matt Moore
Electrical Inspector: Bob Johnston