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Submit Plans Online - Electronic Plan Review (PDX ePlans)

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Learn more about electronic plan review (PDX ePlans). Find out how to apply for permits online and what to include with your permit application. Includes helpful videos about how to sign in and upload drawings and documents and how to name files. Get checklists and general info about ePlans.
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PDX ePlans is an electronic plan review and document management system used by The Bureau of Development Services (BDS).

PDX ePlans provides a convenient, central location for development groups (including applicants and City reviewers) to communicate and complete the entire plan review process online. From the initial application to final approved plan sets, you can get the job done with PDX ePlans.

Prescreen Submission via Development Hub PDX

Permit requests should be submitted via the Development Hub PDX system. Your application package will be reviewed by a permit technician to check that the information you provided meets the minimum standards. Learn more about the permit review process. 

Once a permit technician has accepted your submittal package for ePlans ProjectDox, you will receive an email instructions on how to upload plans and documents.  

Single PDF process- for permit requests with fewer than 35 pages 

If your submitted permit request is 35 pages or under, you may qualify for a different process, such as the Single PDF Process. The Single PDF Process is being offered to qualifying projects as a quick and easy way to upload and access plans. Click here for more details

Working with PDX ePlans and ProjectDox

This page is a comprehensive index of the resources and information applicants need before, during, and after submitting permit applications using PDX ePlans.

Learn how to login for the first time and upload drawings or documents using the City of Portland's electronic plan review system, PDX ePlans.
Applying for a permit online? In this video, you will learn the file naming standards required to upload drawings/documents and get started with your first project on the City of Portland ProjectDox ePlans Website.

ePlans Applicant Training Videos

Visit the Applicant Training Videos page to get more information about using ProjectDox. 

Accessing ProjectDox

Logging into ProjectDox

Access ProjectDox

Accessing ProjectDox on Windows Computers

Accessing ProjectDox on Macs

Accessing ProjectDox on iPad using Microsoft Edge

Accessing ProjectDox on iPad using Safari

Accessing ProjectDox on iPad using Firefox

Accessing ProjectDox on iPad using Google Chrome 

Accessing ProjectDox on Android using Microsoft Edge

Accessing ProjectDox on Android using Google Chrome

Accessing ProjectDox on Android using Firefox 

Troubleshooting Clearing Browser Cache

General Information

ePlans Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Intake

Uploading Files in ProjectDox

Project Set-Up

File Naming Standards

Resubmitting Corrections

Issuance

Trade Permit Type Overview

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This is an optional step. We're here for you if you have questions about the information and materials you need to apply.