Our mission: Development Services manages the development, utilization, and preservation of Jackson Countyís natural resources in order to promote and protect the health, safety, and well-being of all citizens. We are organized into 3 distinct programs:
Building administers the State of Oregonís structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and manufactured dwelling specialty codes. This includes permits and inspections for new construction, modifications to existing structures, and mobile homes.
Code Enforcement assures compliance with the Countyís land use, environmental, and construction codes. Code enforcement officers respond to complaints about unauthorized land use or construction.
Planning promotes responsible use of land-based resources. The Planning Division coordinates long-range planning through adherence to the County's Comprehensive Plan and applies the Land Development Ordinance in the review of specific land-use proposals. Review by the Planning Division is the first step in any land development or construction project.
Note: If your property is located within an incorporated area, many of these services are provided by your local city government rather than Jackson County.