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Your source for information about permits required by the City of Hillsboro

Trying to figure out what permits you may need for projects and navigating which department is responsible for which can seem daunting. We are here to help! 

From building or remodeling a home to displaying signs to holding special events on public property, this page includes a menu of permits required by the City for developers, homeowners and businesses, and access to forms and more details.

If you would like to speak with a real person to get help regarding a permit, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our staff is happy to work with you prior to your project kickoff to help you to understand the process and to save you time and money wherever possible!  

City of Hillsboro Permits

Building Department – permits for building, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, demolition, manufactured home, parking lots. Also see Building Inspection Scheduler and Permit History Lookup for permits already issued by the City. More information & forms...

Planning Department – land use applications submitted for new development in the City including, but not limited to, Subdivisions, Planned Unit Development, Conditional Use, Development Review, and Zone Changes; and permits including, but not limited to, Fence Permits, Sign Permits and Animal Permits. More information & forms...

Public Works/Engineering  – permits for public infrastructure-related permits including streets (utilizing or closing streets), sidewalks, sanitary storm systems, grading and erosion control, right of way, franchise utility, sidewalks, and street trees. More information & forms...

Water Department –  forms and information for public water utilities/infrastructure (irrigation meter applications, backflow prevention). More information & forms...

Fire Department – Hillsboro Fire Department issues permits to maintain, store, use or handle materials, or to conduct processes which produce conditions hazardous to life or property, or to install equipment used in connection with such activities. More information & forms...

 

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