NOTE: Contractors are removing damaged and danger trees before debris from properties.
Blue dots- cut tree
Blue x - cut tree near overhead lines
Red dots - extreme hazard tree
White dot- tree has been examined by an arborist and are NOT to be taken.
NOTE: Foundations will be required to have a core sample inspected to pass for your build. You may avoid that process by allowing the entire concrete foundation removed and start fresh.
Well Assessment - Application for a FREE Well Testing Voucher for domestic (private) sells in wildfire impacted areas. Oregon Water Resources Department website and flyer below...
Recent interest and awareness of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and the potential for large earthquakes in Oregon has produced a wealth of information that identified potential hazards.
Lane County Building Safety has begun to review residential structural permits to more closely evaluate these hazards. A geotechnical or soils report (OSSC Section 1803.6) from a qualified licensed professional in Oregon will be required if the site for the proposed structure does not meet ascending and descending setback requirements, is identified within a liquefaction or landslide hazard area, will be located on a slope 20% (2:10 or 11.3 degrees) or greater prior to excavation, or is required by the Planning Program to have a special foundation system. Click the following link to for further information as to when a report will be required. Geo-Technical Hazards Notice.
Adjust Your Annual Property Tax
Contact the Lane County Assessor to fill out forms to appeal your tax statement to reflect the loss. I can provide you with the form. OR, email me and I'll provide you with the forms.
Applying for your build permit can be challenging if you are doing it on your own. Many contractors will do it for you, however, make sure you submit a complete plan before the current deadline of September 6-7, 2021. State Legislators are working at extending the deadline, as a new deadline has to come from the State level of government.
NOTE: If you do not file a complete plan with your application, your application will go to the end of the line!
Click link: Access To Lane County Planning Resources
Contact a Lane County Planner to verify the steps you need to take to submit a successful Build plan application - specific to your property's location.
Click link: TEMPORARY RULES
Typically, applying for a building permit involves a preliminary consultation with the planner-on-duty and builder-on-duty. Once these consultations are completed, an intake meeting is scheduled called the “Building Permit Review Meeting” (BPRM). During the temporary lobby closure, a two-step process will still be required with some changes:
- To apply for a building permit:
Step 1: Please discuss your project with a planner-on-duty and builder-on-duty. Provide a scaled 11x17 site plan for their review. Additional preliminary permit application materials may be provided if you would like feedback.
Step 2: After the planner-on-duty and builder-on-duty consultation and site plan review is completed, you may proceed with submitting your building permit application materials. We will review all materials in our offices and notify you via phone, email, or letter if any additional information or materials are needed after submittal.
- An in-person BPRM meeting will not be scheduled. Staff will contact you when permit creation is scheduled and when permits are ready for fee submittal.
I have the complete instructions and can email them to you upon your request. This is the front page:
Lane County Permit for Temporary RV use as a Dwelling Unit
No fee to apply. However there is a fine if you do not have it in your possession
Click here for application and more information.
Determining Timber Value
OREGON Contractors License Search - certified contractors listed here.