COVID-19 Notice – City facilities and playgrounds are closed until further notice in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Dog parks, tennis courts, and select park amenities are open.
Our experienced, friendly team is here to help you with your project from concept to construction, ensuring your investment is built safe, sustainable, and accessible.
We are open to deliver services and appreciate your patience as we work to ensure that your project is supported.
8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Offices are closed on weekends and holidays.
Plan Intake and Permit Issuance Hours:
8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
The Civic Center is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 emergency.
Building Plans Examiner
A plans examiner reviews construction documents for compliance with State of Oregon adopted codes to ensure buildings are designed to recognized safety standards. Interaction with design professionals in an office setting is a major part of this job.
A building inspector examines buildings to make sure that they conform to codes and provides guidance on code application during construction. Building Inspectors are self-motivated to perform inspections without supervision. Interaction with construction personnel occurs on a daily basis.
A permit technician processes permit applications and reviews plans to ensure necessary content is provided prior to plans submission. Continual interaction with the public is a major part of this position and requires exceptional customer service skills.
The Building Department issues structural and electrical permits for the installation of solar panels and electrical car charging stations.
Please call or email us to find out if your project will require a permit. Once you have determ
ined that you need a permit for your project, you can complete your applications and find the email address to get them to us. We have created an easy to follow checklist with the items that you will need to include on your submitted drawings.
For more information on PV technology, safety, and monitoring please visit the Solar Oregon website.
Mapdwell Solar System
Mapdwell is a convenient new tool that allows Washington County residents to find out what solar would look like on their home. Not only is this tool free to Hillsboro, thanks to Energy Trust of Oregon, but it is also very simple and easy to use. Hillsboro residents can go to www.mapdwell.com/Hillsboro from the convenience of their own computer or smartphone and do their very own solar analysis with just a few clicks of the mouse. Mapdwell uses geographic information and LiDAR data to show the solar potential of your home or business, along with cost estimates, incentives, payback periods, energy savings and much more.