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Building Inspection Program

Meg Leatherman
Community Development Director
Phone: 503-338-5183
mleatherman@astoria.or.us 

Garrett Freshour
Chief Building Officer
Phone: 503-325-1004
buildingofficial@astoria.or.us

Permit Technician
Phone: 503-298-2412
buildingdivision@astoria.or.us

Alex Murphy
City Planner
Phone: 503-338-5183
amurphy@astoria.or.us

Tiffany Taylor
Associate Planner

Phone: 503-338-5183
ttaylor@astoria.or.us

Diane Christiansen
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 503-338-5183
dchristiansen@astoria.or.us

Building Inspection Program

Click here for Procedure Changes for Building Permits and Inspections

The Community Development Department administers the City of Astoria's Building Inspection Program. The Building Division offers an online permit purchasing and tracking system called ePermitting.

Building Permits Contact:

Building Permit Technician
1095 Duane Street, Astoria OR 97103
buildingdivision@astoria.or.us
503-325-1004

Garrett Freshour, Chief Building Official
gfreshour@astoria.or.us
503-325-1004

Contractors are able to apply for and purchase building permits for structural, mechanical, and plumbing projects online, submit plans electronically and schedule inspections 24/7 by phone, 1-888-299-2821 or online at BuildingPermits.Oregon.gov.  Select the following links for informational ePermitting brochures:  How to Use Oregon ePermittingHow to Schedule an Inspection (IVR Call Flow)Oregon Standard Model Inspection Codes


The State Building Code Division offers free building plans for detached garages, pole barns, carports, and decks that are 'pre-approved" to meet state building codes.  Select the following link to access those documents.  Ready-build plans

Electrical permits and electrical inspections are handled through the Clatsop County Building Codes office at 800 Exchange Street, Suite 100, Astoria. Phone 503-338-3697.