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Schedule a free 15-minute virtual meeting with a construction, zoning and development expert. Ask questions about building permit submittal requirements. Get help with the permit process, zoning requirements, building codes and more. Language access is available.
Quick links to applications for building permits, trade permits (electrical, mechanical and plumbing) and zoning permits. Get instructions for how to apply for a permit. Find out what to include with a complete application. Then, apply for a permit online or in person with an appointment.
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 the Bureau of Development Services (BDS)
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.
Get all commercial building forms and multi-family structure (3 or more units) forms from Development Services. Find the list of commercial forms like the commercial building permit application, commercial life safety forms and commercial brochures. Need a list of BDS commercial forms, start here.
Get all permit and inspections brochures from Development Services. Getting started on a development project and want to learn more about permits and inspections? PDFs have helpful information about getting started with development projects. Looking for BDS brochures 1-31, start here.
Learn more about how to appeal a tree permit decision. Request an administrative review of any public notice about City Code Title 11. Ask for review of a development decision. Get information about the tree permit appeals process and the administrative review application.
Apply for building permits, trade permits and zoning permits online or in person. Includes permit revisions, deferred submittals and electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits. Submit a building permit application and pay for permits in person or online with Development Hub PDX.
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.
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.
Visit their website to learn more about this community-based organization focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier place. They organize weekly business networking events, exciting community-building events, and provide scholarships for the leaders of tomorrow.
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.
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.
Find out if a BDS permit application is still under review, in process or about to be issued. We update these reports daily. Check permit status from the daily permit request list, Portland Maps and the daily pre-issuance list. Also, get the applicant paid overtime form.
Get real-time, updated information about all building permits activity, BDS permit trends and the time it takes to issue permits. Statistics and data goes back to 2019. Find out what can affect the different stages of a permit’s review. Information is updated hourly on business days.
You've corrected your plans in response to the checksheets. In this tutorial, 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 Paper Plans only!
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, Oregon website. Urban Design and Planning is committed to serving the needs of Gresham's community, both today and into the future.
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 learn more. For all other City of Maywood Park permit needs, visit the City of Maywood Park website.
City and State codes and administrative rules, code guides and program guides. Review all of 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 Tigard, Oregon website. Community Development Department- Planning, Permitting and Building Services.