The hammer is coming down in Curry County. Officials in the Southwest Oregon county are tired of residents who do not obtain the proper building permits for structures on their properties. The problem has reached into the millions of dollars. During a presentation to the Board of Commissioners earlier this year, County Assessor Jim Kolen estimated that total assessed value collected for non-permitted new construction over the past five years reached $14.5 million dollars. Commissioners have approved an Amnesty Program aimed at getting residents to voluntarily obtain the necessary permits without penalty. That Amnesty period runs out April 1, 2020. According to a news release from the county, “the county is serious about unpermitted structures, getting them on the tax rolls, and ensuring they meet state code.”