Frequently Asked Questions

PO Box 445
110 East Main Street
Talent , OR 97540
Phone: 541-535-7401
Fax: 541-535-7423
Contact: Coleen Bradley
Hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday - Friday
City of Talent Oregon / Building



The City Planner must review and approve the “final site plan” that meets the conditions of approval that were assigned as part of the planning and zoning approval before the building review process in initiated. Once this final site plan is approved, the Talent building official will provide an applicant with a checklist of items that may be required to review an application for a building permit depending on the type of request. In addition, the City will not issue building permits until all applicable systems development charges (SDCs), including sewer (Rogue Valley Sewer Services), are paid in full.

A building official will be available by appointment to discuss the requirements for receiving a building permit. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a building official, please call 535-6025.

To obtain a building permit:

  1. Submit three (3) sets of building plans at City Hall along with all necessary building permit applications and a zoning clearance permit. There are plan intake specialists available to help you with this process. We take in plans only from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  2. Wait three or more weeks. Some permit applications take less time, some take more.
    Here’s what goes on in that time: the planning department checks the zoning permit you submitted to make sure the site plan conforms to zoning code standards (setbacks, building coverage, parking, landscaping, etc.) and engineering checks that the site plan conforms to utility and encroachment standards. Assuming everything checks out, the plans move on to the building inspectors, who check for compliance with State building codes. Assuming everything checks out, the plans go back to planning for calculation of SDCs and preparation for issuing.
    At any stage of review you may receive notice that supplemental information or corrections are required.
    We will call you when the permits are ready to be issued.
  3. Get your permits and pay all fees. We issue permits from 8:30 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Remember to bring a receipt from Rogue Valley Sewer Services (RVS) showing that you have paid the sewer SDC.

A building official is available by appointment to discuss the requirements for receiving a building permit. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 535-6025.

Jackson County is under contract to provide building plan review and inspection services to the City of Talent. These services include structural, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical permit review, state building code interpretation, and site inspection.

You may download and print out permit forms below.

You must submit filled out permit forms with payment in person to City Hall.

Building Permit Fee Schedule 2013
Building Permit Application 2013
Electric Permit Application 2013
Grading Permit Fees 2013
Grading Plan Review Fees 2013
Manufactured Dwelling Application 2013
Mechanical Permit Application 2013
Plumbing Permit Application 2013