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Building and Zoning Permit Application

This application must accompany requests for building permits, site development permits and zoning permits. You can find quick links to the separate electrical permit, mechanical permit and the plumbing permit application forms and the simple erosion control requirements form, too.

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All building and zoning permits require a standard set of forms and plans. The requirements depend on the project type and the scope of work.  

Building permit application:  

Other permit applications you may need for your project:

Most projects also require you to submit plans that describe the project. The plans must also show compliance with code requirements. The requirements are different depending upon project type and your proposed scope of work. An example site plan and list of requirements: 

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

Search Portland.gov for a project type to find out what to include with your application to make sure it's complete. For example, "Commercial Alteration" or "Residential Decks."