The following information must be submitted when applying for a permit to convert a garage, attic or basement of an existing one or two family dwelling to living space. Since every project is unique, there may be some situations where you will be asked to provide additional information.
- Completed Building Permit Application
- Site and building construction plans: See the submittal standards and drawing criteria in Conversion to Habitable Space – Submittal Guidelines
To submit for a permit, bring the completed building permit application and four (4) copies of site, architectural and structural plans (for the area of proposed work and areas affected by such work) along with intake fees to the Development Services Center.
The Bureau of Development Services sells a "Residential Combination" permit package. This allows you to call for all inspections using just the Building Permit (RS) IVR number and pay for all the permits at one time. You will need to submit the trade (mechanical, electrical, and/or plumbing) application(s) signed either by you, if you are doing these portions of the work yourself, or by your licensed subcontractors. If you do not have your completed subcontractor forms when you are applying for your residential permit (RS) you will have to apply for trade permits separately from the building permit. Sub-contractors that you hire must be registered with the State of Oregon and carry the correct licenses in association with their trade.
You may estimate your permit fees using the Online Fee Estimator.