Columbia County Courthouse

230 Strand Street, St. Helens, OR 97051 • Phone: (503) 397-7210 • Toll Free: (888) 397-7210

Columbia County


Rod Hansen, Building Official

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Building Safety Program

Administers the Oregon State building and Specialty Codes Program with County amendments to protect the safety of buildings and occupants within the unincorporated portions of the County and contract cities.

Conducts plans examination, field inspections, code enforcement and code education including:

Electrical Plans examination and inspection and inspection for the entire County except the City of Vernonia, and the City of Clatskanie.

Plans examination, field inspection and code enforcement services within the Cities of Rainier, Columbia City, and Prescott.

Plumbing plans examination and supplemental field inspection within the City of St. Helens.


Electrical, Mechanical, and Plumbing permits online.

Applicable Codes



Building Applications and Guides

Building Program Fees

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