This is a list of each of the review groups that could be assigned to your project.
This group is responsible for property addressing, permit set-up, plan routing, status checks, residential and commercial process management and permit issuance.
Planning & Zoning Review
Review of one and two-family residential plans and commercial plans for compliance with zoning requirements such as environmental zones, design standards, non-conforming upgrades, conditions of land use decisions, landscaping standards, building coverage, height and setbacks.
Life Safety Review
This group is responsible for reviewing residential and commercial building plan review and general information on fire/life safety, energy code, accessibility and related building and code issues.
This group is responsible for the structural review of residential and commercial building permits.
Site Development, Erosion Control, & Environmental Soils
This group provides geo-technical and site development plan review for residential, commercial, manufactured homes (on individual lots) and site development permits for grading, private streets, erosion control and land use for subdivisions, in addition to floodplain and erosion control plan review.
Solar, Trades, Addressing and Residential Specialty (STARS) team
Handles permit applications for solar permits, trade permits, addressing and residential specialty permits, including deferred submittals and revisions.
This group provides residential and commercial plan reviews (includes grading permits, additions, alterations, parking lots, tenant improvements, etc.) for sanitary connections and stormwater management.
Pollution Prevention Group - Source Control
This group reviews building plans and development projects for pollution source controls to meet environmental compliance standards for stormwater and sanitary discharges.
Fire, Rescue, & Emergency Services
Fire Review Group
Review of all building permits requiring fire & life safety review, rack permits, site permits other than 1 & 2 family and in R3 zones identified as having inadequate water supply.
Parks & Recreation
Urban Forestry / Tree Inspections
This group reviews and inspects commercial and residential permits and properties for compliance with street tree requirements.
Development Services - Water Available
This group is responsible for water main extensions, water services, fire services, issues hydrant permits and reviews residential and commercial building permits for water availability and water service needs.
Water Quality Backflow Review
This group reviews plans to ensure backflow prevention assemblies are installed to protect water quality.
This group is responsible for Land Use Reviews and Pre-Application Conferences; review of residential and commercial building permits; sidewalk and driveway permits.
You might also want to learn more about Portland Development & Permit Processes, including Contractor License Requirements, Find a Contractor, Permitting and Other Bureaus, how to Report a Problem and Who Can Cancel a Permit? And, read about the steps for getting a permit: