Polk County processes Electrical Permits for the following jurisdictions:
The Electrical Permit Application and an Electrical Permit process flowchart are available for download. On August 1, 2013, please use the updated Electrical Permit Application that reflects our new fees.
Visit the Oregon Building Code Division's website for electrical permit requirements to see if an Electrical Permit is required for your project.
If you are a licensed contractor, you are now able to purchase limited Electrical Permits online that do not require a plan review, through the State of Oregon's ePermitting website. To utilize this convenient way to purchase permits online, visit the Polk County ePermitting Information webpage.
An Electrical Permit Application is submitted separately as an over-the- counter permit (unless plan review is required) prior to the start of electrical work.
Only the electrical feeder is included with a Manufactured Structure Permit. If the electrical feeder is being connected by someone other than the owner or Manufactured Dwelling Installer, an Electrical Permit Application would need to be signed by the person or firm performing the work (owner or supervising electrician) prior to issuance of the Manufactured Structure Permit.
If a new service is being changed, installed or relocated, the person or firm performing the electrical work will need to fill out and sign (owner or supervising electrician) a separate Electrical Permit application and submit as an over-the-counter permit. The Electrical Permit for the service is not required prior to the issuance of the Manufactured Structure Permit.
The permit holder shall be deemed the person or firm that is authorized to make all decisions regarding the permit, including permit information, notices, cancelation, transfer, extensions or refunds.
An application will expire 180 days after being submitted if the permit is not issued (picked up and paid for). To avoid expiration of an application, an extension request needs to be submitted in writing showing justifiable cause to extend the application prior to 180 days of inactivity, otherwise the application will expire. Extensions may be granted for an additional 180 days.
Once a permit is issued, it expires if work is not commenced within 180 days of issuance or if construction or work is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days at any time after work is commenced. To avoid permit expiration, a progress report (showing progress toward the permit) needs to be submitted in writing or an extension request needs to be submitted in writing, showing justifiable cause to extend the permit prior to 180 days of inactivity, otherwise the permit will expire. A one time extension may be granted for an additional 180 days.
An Electrical Permit is not transferrable.
Refunds may be requested upon written request for permit deposit/fees paid within 180 days of fee payment, less any plan review fees, landuse site review fees, administrative fees and state surcharge fees, for a permit under which no work has commenced. Refunds amounting to less than $10 will not be processed.
An electrical permit may be renewed within 1 year of expiration of the permit upon submittal of the Permit Renewal Request Form, provided no changes have been made in the original plans and specifications for the work. The renewal fee would be ½ the amount of new permit fees. Permits that have been canceled and/or refunded are not eligible for renewal.