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All building and zoning permits require a standard set of forms and plans. The requirements depend on the project type and the scope of work.
Building Permit Application
Building permit application for the City of Portland and the City of Maywood Park:
Electrical Permit Application
Mechanical Permit Application
Plumbing Permit Application
What you need for a complete building permit application and how to apply
Most projects also require you to submit plans that describe the project. The plans must also show compliance with code requirements. The requirements are different depending upon project type and your proposed scope of work. An example site plan and list of requirements:
You can apply online for a permit or drop plans off in person with an appointment. You can also learn more about the permit review process.
Search Portland.gov for a project type to find out what you need for a complete application. For example, search for "Commercial Alteration" or "Residential Decks." You might also want to read What You Need to Apply for a Permit- Minimum Submittal Requirements.
Owner doing the work
If you are a homeowner acting as a general contractor, be aware of the responsibilities listed in this handout from the State of Oregon to prevent problems.
Learn more about building permits, trade permits and zoning permits
Get everything you need to submit a completed application:
- building permits applications
- trade permits applications (electrical, mechanical and plumbing permits)
- zoning permit applications
The webpages include step-by-step application instructions and links to apply online (if available).
Get help with your building permit application
If you have questions after reviewing the information on this page, we recommend you book a free 15-minute appointment with us. We're here for you if you have questions about the information and materials you need to apply.
You might also want to read our step-by-step guide for completing a building permit application.