How do I get a permit for work that’s already been done?
Our goal is to work with an owner to ensure that the building is safe and to protect the public. If a permit was not obtained for previous work, you may not necessarily have to tear the project down and start over. Plans can be submitted that show the work that was done without a permit. If the alteration meets applicable code, it can be approved, however our inspectors will not approve something they cannot see and may require sections of wall or roof covering be removed to verify the construction meets code. There can be no guarantee that some changes may need to be made, and some may not be easy to accomplish. Penalties can be levied for those who refuse to comply with the law.

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1. What is the purpose of building codes and permits?
2. What codes apply to my project?
3. Is there any work I can do on commercial property without a permit?
4. How do I get a permit for work that’s already been done?
5. Can I prepare my own plans?
6. How detailed do the plans need to be?
7. Who can apply for a permit?
8. What are my permit fees going to be?
9. Do I have to hire a licensed contractor to do the work?
10. What is the local wind speed and snow load?
11. What is Eugene’s seismic zone?
12. Do I need fire sprinklers in my building?
13. What plans can be submitted as deferred submittals?