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Schedule a free 15-minute meeting with a construction, zoning and development expert. Ask questions about building permit submittal requirements and zoning. Get help with the permit process, ask zoning requirements questions, building codes and more. Language access is available.
You need a building permit application for building permits, site development permits and zoning permits. Also, find the electrical permit, mechanical permit and the plumbing permit applications and the simple erosion control requirements form. For City of Portland and Maywood Park building permits.
Apply for a short-term rental permit or renew a short-term rental permit. Learn about accessory short-term rental Type A permits and Type B permits and rental inspections. Get permit information for rental units, vacation rentals, mother-in-law apartments, renting out bedrooms and basement rentals.
Apply for a short-term rental permit or renew a short-term rental permit. Learn about accessory short-term rental (ASTR) Type A permits and Type B permits and rental inspections. Get requirements for rental units, vacation rentals, mother-in-law apartments, renting out a bedroom and basement units.
Submit a building permit application and pay for permits in person or online with Development Hub PDX (DevHub). Permits available on DevHub include electrical, mechanical, plumbing, site development, development revie
A permit is required to document a change of use or change of occupancy classification of a building, even where no alterations are planned or required by the code. Learn more about change of use or change of occupancy. Includes information for small business owners.
You've corrected your plans in response to the checksheets. Now, learn how to organize your updated plans with the old plans, complete the checksheet response form, and schedule a drop-off appointment. The checksheet response form is included. Note: This is for corrections to Paper Plans only!
Apply for commercial alteration-tenant improvement building permits and get inspections. Find required applications and forms for TI permits. Get the shell permit acknowledgment statement, life safety forms, the TI permit application form and all drawings requirements for a completed application.
How to apply online for Commercial New Construction and Addition Building Permits. Get the shell permit acknowledgment statement, life safety forms, the commercial building permit application form, rack storage requirements and all of the drawings requirements for a completed application.
Schedule commercial permit inspections including pre-construction meetings. Find inspector district maps and commercial permit inspector contacts. Learn more about condo permit inspections, apartment inspections, new construction inspections, triplex inspections and more.
Get information about deferred submittal guidelines.
​​​​​​​Design advice requests (DAR) are a form of early assistance and a way to get feedback on early design concepts before a land use review. An applicant may request design advice from the Design Commission. You may also request design advice from the Historic Landmarks Commission.
Get help with a new project proposal in the City of Portland. Find the early assistance application and review a land use fee schedule.
Apply for a commercial electrical permit. Get the commercial electrical permit and commercial electrical inspection. Find all forms for a commercial electrical permit including the electrical permit application. Any electrical work in a commercial building needs a commercial electrical permit.
Apply to have building permit and land use fees waived. BDS fee waivers are based on financial hardship and low income. Nonprofit organizations can also apply for building permit and land use fee waivers. Find what to include in your BDS fee waiver request and where to send your fee waiver request.
Get information about FCC Shot Clocks. Learn more about how federal shot clocks affect your project and the application process. Read about personal wireless service facilities and shot clocks, early assistance meetings and voluntary tolling agreements for a personal wireless service facility.
File building code appeals, electrical code appeals, mechanical code and plumbing code appeals. This is a fee-based service that provides a formal response. You can request an alternative way to meet the intent of a code provision. You can also confirm an interpretation of building code language.
Find out if you can pay for a permit or plan review application online using DevHub, by email or in person. How to apply for permits and how to pay for permits depends on the permit type. Learn how to apply by type of permit application request, how to pay for a permit and where to get a permit.
City of Portland property owners with liens on their properties due to code enforcement violations can request a lien reduction review. Find out if you can get a lien balance reduced. Learn more about code enforcement liens and how to apply for lien reduction review.
Learn about maintaining your accessory short-term rental (ASTR) permits. Find out how to renew your short term rental permit. Get information about what records to keep and what needs to be in ads. Learn more about short-term rentals compliance and penalties.
Apply for a commercial mechanical permit and get a commercial mechanical inspection. Get the mechanical permit application. Get a push/pull permit, rooftop mechanical permits, gas piping permits and permits for a/c, heating and ductwork. Get a trade permit extension or reactivation.
Find information about commercial and residential permits. Get up to date information about demolition delays. Search for permit information by contractor's name, owner's name, permit number, project type, street name and more. Search Metro Reports and Portland Maps for information about permits.
Apply for a permit refund online. Request a refund for a permit purchased from the City of Portland. If you bought a building permit and no longer need it, apply for a refund. Get all permit refund instructions online. Find out how much you might get from a permit refund.
Apply for a personal wireless service facilities permit. Get all application forms. Find out how to complete your radio frequency (RF) application. Learn more about mutual tolling options for cell phone antennae mounted on buildings and cell towers, TV broadcasting equipment and more.
Planned Developments are intended to allow for creative development while assuring that development will complement the existing neighborhood character. Read more about planned development reviews and get the land use review application, the early assistance application and other forms online.