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New Simple Bathroom Permit Program

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Beginning on April 1, 2019, The Bureau of Development Services will launch a new program to simplify bathroom permits for small projects.
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March 29, 2019

Contact: Simple Bathroom Permits, 503-823-9258

New Simple Bathroom Permit Program

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Beginning April 1, 2019, the Bureau of Development Services will launch a new program to simplify bathroom permits for small projects. This new program allows an applicant to submit a standard building permit application through email. No drawings are required.

A project qualifies for a Simple Bathroom Permit when the following criteria are met:

  1. Interior only; no exterior alterations
  2. No changes to load bearing framing
  3. No more than 3 toilets on the property
  4. Located in a permitted structure in the primary residence (not in an accessory structure)
  5. Sink must be located in room with the toilet and shower or bath

Important Note: Other criteria may apply, including but not limited to party sewers and/or code violations. If criteria is not met, the applicant may not be eligible for a Simple Bathroom Permit remodel and must use standard permit process.

The project starts with an initial consultation with a Residential Inspector. Then, it will proceed with inspections like any regular residential permit.

Read more about Simple Bathroom Permits to see if your project qualifies. Or, call the Permitting General Services phone number for more help.

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