Welcome to the Building Department

The Building Department administers residential and commercial building projects within the City of Silverton boundaries.   This includes plan review, issuing permits, and conducting inspections consistent with all local and state building, safety, municipal and fire codes.



City Hall - What to Know Before You Visit

City Hall is open to the public between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday-Friday, with the exception of holidays. Building Department staff can be reached by phone at 503-874-2207 or email at permits@silverton.or.us during regular business hours. See below for additional information:

  • Inspections may also be scheduled by leaving a detailed message at 503-874-2208.

  • Permit applications are available online at https://www.silverton.or.us/94/Permit-Applications-and-Forms. Permit applications for work that does not require a plan review can be emailed to permits@silverton.or.us, placed in the payments drop box (located south of city hall, between the flag pole and exit to the city hall parking lot) or mailed to 306 S. Water Street, Silverton, OR 97381. 
  • Payments can be placed in the drop box or mailed to: 306 S. Water Street, Silverton, OR 97381.
  • For drop-off or pick-up of project submissions or other business with the building department outside of City Hall open hours, appointments must be made in advance by calling building department staff at 503-874-2207.


  • Permit applications are available online at https://www.silverton.or.us/94/Permit-Applications-and-Forms. Permit applications for work that does not require a plan review can be emailed to permits@silverton.or.us, placed in the payments drop box (located south of city hall, between the flag pole and exit to the city hall parking lot) or mailed to 306 S. Water Street, Silverton, OR 97381
  • Payments can be placed in the drop box or mailed to: 306 S. Water Street, Silverton, OR 97381.
  • Appointments for drop-off or pick-up of project submissions can be made by calling building department staff at 503-874-2207.
  • Inspection scheduling, inspection results, and tracking the progress of submitted applications may be done online through the Silverton Permit Portal at www.silverton.or.us/367/Search-Permit-Records.
  • Inspections may also be scheduled by leaving a detailed message at 503-874-2208.
  • Permit applications are available online at https://www.silverton.or.us/94/Permit-Applications-and-Forms. Permit applications for work that does not require a plan review can be emailed to permits@silverton.or.us, placed in the payments drop box (located south of city hall, between the flag pole and exit to the city hall parking lot) or mailed to 306 S. Water Street, Silverton, OR 97381
  • Payments can be placed in the drop box or mailed to: 306 S. Water Street, Silverton, OR 97381.
  • Appointments for drop-off or pick-up of project submissions can be made by calling building department staff at 503-874-2207.