Building Department

215 E Gladys Avenue
Hermiston, OR 97838-1827
Phone (541) 667-5025
Fax (541) 567-6731

The Building Department serves all residents within the city limits, and is a full-service Building Department. It provides staff for the administration of the various construction and safety codes adopted by the City, including the Uniform Building Code, One and Two Family Dwelling Code, Mechanical Code, Housing Code and Dangerous Building Code. All building, electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits are also issued through this office.

The Building Department inspects projects involving new construction, additions, alterations/ remodels, demolitions of all types of buildings, placement of manufactured homes, zoning ordinances and all applicable city ordinances.

The Building Department also has information which is updated monthly to check the status of any contractor licensed in Oregon. We encourage residents to take advantage of this service. We also have a list of licensed area contractors available in our office. You can also verify a contractor's status by calling the Oregon Construction Contractor's Board at (503) 378-4621 or on their website at

Any inquiries may be addressed by calling the Building Department at (541) 667-5025 or by e-mail at

Name Position
Chuck Woolsey Building Official
Mike Ward Inspector
Tom Jacobsen Electrical Inspector
Heidi Wilson Permit Technician


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For more information on how to report an issue related to the accessibility or how to file a formal Section 504 or ADA (Title II) complaint about the accessibility of any content on our website, please see our full Accessibility Statement.

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