Services, Guides, and Information
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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.
Building and Zoning Permit Application
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.
About Development Services (BDS)
Read about the mission, goals, values and equity commitment of the Bureau of Development Services. Get information about visiting BDS, our operating plan and the Development Services organizational chart. Review Director Rebecca Esau's calendar.
ProjectDox Reports are a quick and easy way to find out information about a specific project. They can be accessed via the Reports tab in the project and downloaded to Excel or PDF so they can be shared with others.
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.
Get permit application forms, brochures, handouts and more forms from Development Services. Find all permitting brochures. Search the list of sample site plans like the sample basement plan, drawings and submittal requirements. Start here for the full list of all BDS forms and all BDS handouts.
Gather permit application materials and apply for a building permit online. Pay for permits in person or online with Development Hub PDX (DevHub).
Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint Information
Learn more about cleaning up asbestos and lead paint in the City of Portland. Find out how to report concerns to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and the Oregon Health Authority.
BDS Employees Website
Development Services employees website.
In an effort to increase and improve public access to information, all BDS land use review, residential demolition and enforcement notifications include information on how to request language translation, interpretation and other accommodations. This notice is translated into several languages.
The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (OCCB) has helpful information about becoming licensed, including applications. Generally, Oregon law requires anyone who works for compensation in any construction activity involving improvements to real property to be licensed.
Building Seismic Safety Council
The Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) deals with the complex technical, regulatory, social and economic issues involved in developing and promulgating building earthquake risk mitigation provisions that are national in scope.
Capital Improvement Projects and Trees
Learn more about trees and development on City-owned or Managed Sites and Projects in the Right-of-Way. This page is for Capital Improvement Projects, Development on City-owned or Managed sites, & Projects in the Right-of-Way.
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.
Check the status of your building permit, trade permit or other residential and commercial permits. Project status reports are updated daily. Check your permit status from the daily permit request list, Portland Maps and the daily pre-issuance list. Get the applicant paid overtime form.
Check Permit Timelines
View information, updated weekly, on the numbers of residential and commercial building permits in different phases of the development review process over the past 20 business days and the average numbers of days for each review phase.
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. Find the checksheet response form here. Note: This is for corrections to Paper Plans only!
City and State building codes and administrative rules, code guides and program guides. Review the City and State codes and administrative rules carried out by Development Services. Find all codes, program guides and administrative rules on this page. Review MOUs/IGAs and request a code change.
City of Beaverton Building Services
City of Beaverton website. The Building Division of the Community and Economic Development Department is responsible for issuing building, plumbing, heating / cooling, and electrical permits. This also includes reviewing plans and conducting inspections. Learn more at the City of Beaverton website.
City of Gresham Urban Design and Planning
City of Gresham, Oregon website. Urban Design and Planning is committed to serving the needs of Gresham's community, both today and into the future.
City of Maywood Park Permits
The City of Portland issues building permits for the City of Maywood Park. Search Portland.gov for "building permit" or search by project type ("deck permit") to get the application and link to apply on Dev Hub. For all other City of Maywood Park permit needs, visit the City of Maywood Park website.
City of Tigard Community Development Department Website
City of Tigard, Oregon website. Community Development Department- Planning, Permitting and Building Services.
City of West Linn Building Department
West Linn City website. Get information and applications for West Linn building development on the City of West Linn website.
City Title Code Guides
City Title Code Guides provide answers about the application of specific City of Portland Titles and outline optional alternates. Review a list of City Title Code Guides carried out by Development Services and read each code guide.