General Information


The Building Department enhances public safety through the administration of state and local building and mechanical codes relating to building construction. The Department’s goal is to provide timely, efficient and thorough plan reviews and building inspections. 

The City's Building Department is responsible for issuing building permits and conducting fire and life safety and structural building inspections to ensure that all structures within the City are properly and safely built, remodeled and maintained in accordance with the applicable Building and Mechanical Code requirements and local ordinances.  Hood River County Building Codes provides the plumbing and electrical portions of the program inside the City of Hood River.

Please be aware that the City of Hood River charges a three percent service fee on non-utility credit and debit card payments (more information).

Information about utility connection fees and System Development Charges is available through the City's Public Works Department.  Learn more about the: