Why do I need a building permit?
Typically a permit is required to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system. However, there are some exceptions to the permit requirements. To download a permit application, click on a link on the right. If you are not sure whether you need a permit, call the City of Sherwood Building Department at (503) 625-4226.