Building Inspection

City of Hillsboro Adopted Codes

The City of Hillsboro has adopted the 2012 International Building, Residential, Fire, Plumbing, Mechanical, Fuel Gas, and Property Maintenance Codes. Also adopted is the 2011 National Electrical Code. The City of Hillsboro requires permits from anyone who intends to construct, erect, enlarge, alter, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, or to cause any such work to be done. Additionally, the City of Hillsboro requires permits for fences and wells.

Exceptions to permit requirements include but are not limited to:

1. One story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses provided the floor area doesᅠ not exceed 200 ft.²

2. Prefabricated swimming pools that are less than 24 inches deep and do not exceed 5000 gallons and are installed entirely above ground.

3. Swings and other playground equipment accessory to one and two family dwellings.

4. Painting, tiling, carpeting, cabinets, countertops and similar finish work.

All permitted work done in the city of Hillsboro shall be performed by a licensed contractor, electrician, mechanical contractor or plumber, or the owner of the property, or when authorized by the building official, a qualified employee of the owner. All permitted work must be inspected by the building official or his agent.