Find out what information you need to collect
You can apply for residential building permits and commercial building permits, trade permits and zoning permits online or in person. Includes revisions, deferred submittals and electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits.
Before applying online, please read about the basic requirements for permit applications. Then, check out our step-by-step guide for completing the building permit application. You can also read more about the permit review process or schedule a free appointment with an expert. And, you can also get the Permit Revision Application form below.
Not all permits are processed online. Please review the list of permit types and find out where to apply or pay for each permit type.
Submitting a Land Use Application? Please do not use Development Hub PDX to submit applications to the Land Use Division. You can apply for Land Use Applications using email. Find out how and where different permit or review requests should be submitted.
The City of Portland also issues building permits for the City of Maywood Park.
Apply for a permit revision using Development Hub PDX
Login/register to Development Hub PDX to apply for permits online
New users will need to create a free account with Portland Online. Go to Development Hub PDX and select the Login / Register tab to register for a new account.
Apply and pay for permits online
Submit your permit application request online using Development Hub PDX.
For Zoning, Site Development and Development Review permits: In Development Hub PDX, choose 'Building Permit' in the request type dropdown menu. Enter the permit type in the Description of Work field.
We review your permit application to make sure it meets Permitting Services requirements
After you submit your permit request through Development Hub PDX, your application package will be reviewed by a permit technician. The technician checks that the information in your application package meets the minimum standards.
If your application package does not meet minimum submittal standards and/or requires further clarification, we'll email you. You'll need to log into the Development Hub PDX system to review the comments and to provide any requested information. This communication process repeats until you meet all requirements.
Then, we check to see if the application meets Land Use and Life Safety requirements. Once a permit technician has accepted your submittal package, your application package will be reviewed by a Land Use planner and Fire & Life Safety reviewer to check that the information you provided meets the minimum standards.
If those experts have additional questions or concerns about your application package,we'll email you. You'll need to log into the Development Hub PDX system to review the comments and to provide any requested information. This communication process repeats until you meet all requirements.
Pay for your permit fees
When we confirm that your permit application is complete and ready for review, you'll receive instructions for how to pay your permit fees online or by phone. If you need help, check out the “How to Pay Fees” customer quick step guide.
We review your plans- and may ask for more information
Once fees have been paid, your project will be taken in for comprehensive plan review. To learn more about electronic plan review, click here. Then:
- If your plan set is 35 pages or fewer, it will go through the Single PDF Process for plan review.
- If your plan set is more than 35 pages, it will likely be processed in our full ProjectDox review.
Current status of permit applications
Check permit status online. Review daily reports showing the current status of all permit requests in process today. This is the most updated and current information available about the status of all permits in process. It's the same information we use to check permit status.