Building Division

The Building Department performs residential and commercial plans review, site review, and inspections; issues building, fence, mailbox and sign permits; answers code questions and code enforcement (structural, mechanical and plumbing); assists with ordinance enforcement and community complaints.  All department functions enforce and are in compliance with the State Building Codes.

Forms and applications are available here: Building Forms and Applications.  Need help with a building project or a permit application?  Please contact the Community Development Department at 503-864-2451.  

How do I get an inspection?

The City of Lafayette contracts with the City of Newberg for all structural, plumbing and mechanical in-progress and final inspections.  You may contact them at 503-554-7714 or on their website at to request an inspection.  Inspections must be requested at least 24 hours prior to desired inspection date/time.  Electrical inspections are processed by Yamhill County.