What electrical work can I do without a permit?
If you are both the owner AND the occupant of a dwelling, a permit is not required to replace electrical appliances or to perform the maintenance on an existing electrical installation.

If you are not sure if you need a permit, please call the building department at (503) 874-2207.

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1. When does my permit expire?
2. When are permits required and who is responsible?
3. Do I need a permit to build a playhouse or a garden/storage shed?
4. When do I need a building (structural) permit?
5. What structural work can I do without a permit?
6. When do I need an electrical permit?
7. What electrical work can I do without a permit?
8. When do I need a plumbing permit?
9. What plumbing can I do without a permit?
10. When do I need a permit for mechanical work?
11. What is mechanical work?
12. Why do I have to buy a permit to build on my own property?
13. How can I see if my contractor is licensed?