Building Safety

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The City of Medford Building Department office located in the Lausmann Annex will be closed to the public at noon November 18th thru December 9th for remodeling.


Onsite availability is by appointment only.

Email the Building Department or call 541-774-2350

Thank you for your patience.


Welcome to the Building Safety Department!  Our department staff addresses your safety in the built environment by providing residential and commercial plan review and inspections associated with building permits. 

We work with contractors (Oregon Construction Contractors Board: Guide to Hiring a Contractor) and home owners to ensure that their project meets or exceeds required building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing code requirements.



Building permit fees are based on project valuation.

Building Permit Fee Table(PDF, 151KB)

Permits & Plan Review

Building Safety is responsible for reviewing building plans and issuing permits to ensure the project is safe and meets all building codes.

Here is some information to help you determine if you need a building permit.

Here are instructions and forms for preparing to apply for a permit.

You can find information to submit your permit application here.

Request an inspection online here

Request an inspection through our automated smartphone-voice system.  Instructions can be found here(PDF, 159KB).

Request an inspection by phone 541-774-2350.

Building Safety is now offering Remote Virtual Inspections (RVI) for some residential inspection types only.  You can find out more about this program hereYou may also call Building Safety if you have questions or want to determine if your project qualifies for this program.

Inspections can be done the same day if called in before 7:00 a.m.

Here is the link to more information on Business Licenses.