Is there any work I can do on commercial property without a permit?

Most work done on a commercial property requires a permit. For the list of exemptions, refer to the Oregon Structural Specialty Code 2014 Edition, OSSC 105.2 Work Exempt from Permits.

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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?