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Commercial Development Permitting and Inspections
Find information about commercial development in Portland, including permits and inspections. Get applications, forms and helpful information for a commercial development project.
Businesses, entrepreneurs, and providers of affordable housing and services can take advantage of temporary suspensions of some zoning requirements to assist in improvements to their facilities and enable faster economic recovery.
Earlier this year, Commissioner Dan Ryan appointed a Permitting Improvement Task Force which met three times over two months and was charged with identifying solutions to improving the timeliness and efficiency of the building permit process.
Changes to the City of Portland's zoning code will go into effect on Aug. 1, 2021. Learn more about how to submit a permit application if you wish to have the current zoning code apply to your project.
The February 2021 ice storm caused damage to many structures throughout Portland. Here is information on how the Bureau of Development Services can help expedite the permitting process for these repairs.