Building Department


The Building Department is responsible for the enforcement of City ordinances, state and local regulations and laws relating to minimum housing standards, and building, mechanical and plumbing permits, along with related engineering plans. The department provides information services, application review, plan review, inspection services, and clerical support for new construction, remodeling, improvements to existing structures, and demolitions.


The Building Department receives funding through revenues from permits and fees and other sources.


The Building Department is staffed by an Administrative Assistant, who can be contacted by calling 503-397-4010, fax 503-366-2870, or mail to PO Box 189, Columbia City, OR 97018. You can also contact her directly through our online contact form.


The City has an intergovernmental agreement with the City of St. Helens for Building Official, Plans Review and Inspection services. Our main contact at the City of St. Helens is Mike De Roia, the Building Official, who can be reached by calling 503-397-6272 extension 128, or faxing to 503-397-4016. His mailing address is County Courthouse, 230 Strand Street, St Helens, Oregon 97051.




The City recently went to Oregon ePermitting, this site is being updated with those changes.


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City of Columbia City • P.O. Box 189 • 1840 Second Street • Columbia City, OR  97018 • (503) 397-4010 • Contact Us