The City of Portland also issues building permits for the City of Maywood Park.
New construction that requires a building permit
- Construct new commercial building
- Construct new multifamily building (three family units or more)
Alterations to existing structures that require a building permit
- Cell phone antenna- Contact Land Use Review to see if Land Use Review is required.
- Change the Use or Occupancy in an Existing Building.
- Construct an addition
- Demolish a structure
- Day care center -Contact Land Use Review to see if Land Use Review is required.
- Disabled access upgrades
- Install racks/storage shelving
- Install siding
- Move or construct walls, even if non-bearing partitions
- Replace or add new windows or doors
- Seismic upgrade
- Tenant improvements
For asbestos abatement, contact the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) or call them (800) 452-4011.
What you need for a complete commercial permit application
- The Commercial New Construction and Addition Permits Inspections webpage has forms you need for a completed commercial new construction application. The webpage also has information about how to apply in person and links to apply online.
- The Commercial Alteration - Tenant Improvement Building Permits & Inspections webpage has a list of forms you might need for a completed application. The webpage also has information about how to apply in person and links to apply online.
- You might also need trade permit applications for your project.
Check out the full list of all building permits.
You might also want to read What You Need to Apply for a Permit- Minimum Submittal Requirements.
Special programs for commercial customers
Other construction types that need permits
Learn more about different types of projects that require permits:
- Other permits include banner permits, changing occupancy permits, sign permits and more
- Outside work permits include concrete patio permits, decommission permits, driveway permits, sewer connection permits and more
- Residential permits are for home repair work done on one and two-family homes. This webpage also has information about projects that don't need a permit.
- Trade permits for adding a bathroom, replacing plumbing fixtures or adding water lines
Still not sure if you need a permit? Schedule a 15-minute appointment
If you have questions after reviewing the information on this page, we recommend you book a free 15-minute appointment with us.
We're here for you if you have questions about the information and materials you need to apply.