Building Permit Process

  1. Applicant completes application forms including the building permit application form, contractor’s responsibilities form, and three sets of drawings. In addition to building plans, a site plan is required. The site plan must be drawn to scale and include:
    • Building footprint
    • Property lines
    • Setbacks for the building from property lines
    • Other features (e.g. driveways, parking, accessory structures, etc.)
  2. Applicant submits application to the Lincoln County Planning and Building Department:
    210 SW 2nd Street
    Newport, OR 97365
  3. Lincoln County Building Division reviews application to ensure all information has been submitted, then forwards the application to the City. 
  4. City reviews the application for compliance with code standards, water and sewer availability, and determines applicable System Development Charges (SDCs) and water/sewer connection fees. Applicant pays required fees to the City. 
  5. Once the application is approved by the City and the applicant pays required City fees, the City forwards the application to Lincoln County. 
  6. Lincoln County reviews the application for structural, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical improvements. Once the County approves the application, they contact the applicant to pick up the building permit and pay required County fees. 
  7. Lincoln County conducts all inspections during construction.