Estimate the Cost of Your Building Permit

Get an estimate for your City of Portland building permit. Find out how much it costs to build a new building. Review building permit fees, other fees, system development charges and trade permit fees.

Estimate your costs anytime online. You'll need to set up an account to get estimates. If you already have an account, get started by selecting the "Get an estimate" link below.

Get building permit estimates online

Get estimates for:

  • Building permit fees 
  • Review fees associated with the building permit
  • System Development Charges (SDCs)
  • Trade permit fees for electrical, mechanical and plumbing work

If the project or permit type isn't listed here, you can't estimate the costs online. 

Start a new estimate

"Start a new estimate" gives the usual permit fees required to get a building permit. Your estimate may not have all the fees that will be part of your building permit application. For example, water installation costs are not calculated as part of this estimate. Some of these depend on your specific property location.

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