Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Permits and Inspections Brochures

Get all permit and inspections brochures from Development Services. Getting started on a development project and want to learn more about permits and inspections? PDFs have helpful information about getting started with development projects. Looking for BDS brochures 1-31, start here.
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Find out what to include with a completed permit application 

This webpage is a quick list of brochures for people who know what they need for a completed application. Search for a project type or permit type to find out what to include with your application to make sure it's complete. For example, "home occupation permit" or "residential plumbing permit." The webpages include step-by-step application instructions and links to apply online (if available). They also have other forms like checklists to include with an application.

You can also browse all Commercial Development Permitting and Inspections webpages and all Residential Development Permitting and Inspections webpages.

All permits and inspections brochures 

Search for more applications, brochures, forms and handouts about development projects 

You can search for more applications, brochures and other forms by name in Documents. For best results, use more than one word in your search. For example, building permit application.

Learn more about the permitting process and apply online or in person 

You can apply online for a permit or drop plans off in person with an appointment. You can also learn more about the permit review process