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How to Use Online Permitting Tools

Learn how to use the city's online permitting tools. Find instructions to apply online or request a variety of permits, such as trade, new construction and remodel building permits. Access step-by-step instructions to apply for a permit or request a permit in Development Hub PDX (DevHub).
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Access Development Hub PDX (DevHub) for online permitting

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Development Hub PDX, also called DevHub, is the City of Portland's online permitting system. Create a Development Hub PDX account to apply for a permit, pay fees, schedule inspections, and more! 

Click here to access DevHub

Check out the links below to access step-by-step guides for navigating the City of Portland's online permitting system.

Explore Development Hub PDX Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for quick answers to common questions related to online permitting services available in DevHub, how to create, access, and update your DevHub account information, and resolving general troubleshooting issues.

Follow step-by-step instructions to submit an online request for a permit requiring plan review using DevHub.

Follow step-by-step instructions to apply online for a Bureau of Development Services (BDS) simple Trade permit that does not require plan review) using DevHub.

Follow step-by-step instructions to apply online for a Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)Urban Forestry permit using DevHub.

Review the quick guide on paying fees online using Development Hub PDX.

Review the quick guide on scheduling inspections online for simple Trade permits using DevHub.

Learn how to update your DevHub Account details, such as your contact information (name, mailing address, phone number, and email address) and contractor license information (CCB and BCD licenses).

Watch this training on how to submit a permit request on DevHub.

Submit permits online with the single PDF process

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The Single PDF Process offers a quick and easy way to upload and access plans.

Click here for the process overview and training materials related to applying for a permit using the Single PDF Process.

Complete a plan review online with PDX ePlans

PDX ePlans provides a convenient, central location for 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. 

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PDX ePlans applies to all process managed projects. Process managers are a group of bureau employees who help customers navigate the city permitting and construction process.

Click here for training materials related to working with electronic plan review and document management via ePlans ProjectDox. 

Still need help? Review additional information online or schedule a 15-minute appointment

For additional information, including permit requirements, please visit the Apply or Pay for Building Permits, Trade Permits and Zoning Permits webpage.

We're here for you if you have questions about the information and materials you need to apply. If you still have questions after reviewing the online information, we recommend you book a free 15-minute appointment with us. Note: This is an optional step.