Permits Department

Welcome to the City of Mill City Permit Department

Looking for a form? Please check our online form section

Building a new home in Mill City?  Per Mill City Municipal Code Section 17 every new home constructed in town must have a minimum of four (4) design features from the list of 16 design features outlined in the code on any side of the home which fronts a street.  

In general, building permits are required whenever a building or structure regulated by the State Building Code is constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, or converted to another use. Although there are some exceptions, most construction projects will require a permit. City staff can help direct you as to whether a permit is required. However, if you need specific code information you must contact Linn County Building Department at 1-541-967-3816 or the website. More detailed information can be found on the Building Codes Division website.

The City of Mill City contracts with Linn County for permits. Once the building permit has been approved by the city, it is forwarded to Linn County for this process. All permits within city limits, including those for Marion County, go through the Linn County Building Department. When ready for an inspection, contact Linn County Building at 1-541-967-3816.

The following is a list of permit types processed by the City of Mill City. Electrical permits are handled directly through Linn County. A form can be downloaded by going to the link above.

  • Structural
  • Manufactured Dwelling
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing

All structural permits require submittal of four (4) complete sets of structural plans and four (4) plot plans along with the permit application.

There are "Ready-build plans" available that can be downloaded for use on the Building Codes Division website (Click on any of the BCD Building Department Services City options to find) for the following structures:

Ready-Build Plans can also be viewed and downloaded by clicking on this link, which will direct you to the Coos County page of the BCD website.

In order to ensure a smooth outcome, is always best to check with the City prior to beginning any project, as in some cases permits cannot be issued until land use planning processes have been complete.

For further information on building permits and/or fee calculations, please contact Stacie Cook, MMC, City Recorder, at (503) 897-2302.