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Request a permit reactivation for expired or abandoned permits from the City of Portland. Get a permit reactivation for a trade permit or a building permit.
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Policy on permit reactivation for expired or abandoned permits

At this time, we are not expiring permits. Exception: Projects that have an approved Land Use (LU) case must meet specified timelines to retain their LU rights. For more information, please review our land use policy related to expired permits: 

For questions, contact Land Use staff by calling General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Until further notice,

  • Permits in statuses of “Under Review” or “Approved to Issue” will not be abandoned for lack of activity.

  • Permits in statuses of “Issued” or “Under Inspection” (regardless of permit type), will continue to receive letters due to inactivity.

  • The policy above does not apply to Wireless Facility applications that are subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) timelines.

Request a permit reactivation

Commercial (CO) or Residential (RS) permit reactivation

To request a permit reactivation for a permit that was previously issued or under inspection, that may have expired or been voided, please email bdsinspections@portlandoregon.gov

Please include:

  • the full permit number
  • the IVR number
  • your name
  • your role (for example, architect or homeowner)
  • the property address 
  • your phone number
  • your email address 

If your permit was under review and has been abandoned but is not yet void please complete the Permit Extensions form.

If your permit has not expired, please request a Permit Extensions.

Trade permit reactivation- electrical (ET), mechanical (MT) or plumbing (PT)

To request a trade permit reactivation for a permit that was previously issued or under inspection, that may have expired or been voided, please email bdsinspections@portlandoregon.gov.

Please include:

  • the full permit number
  • the IVR number
  • your name
  • your role (for example, architect or homeowner)
  • the property address 
  • your phone number
  • your email address 

If your permit was under review and has been abandoned but is not yet void, please complete the Trade Permit Reactivations form.

If your permit has not expired, please complete the Trade Permit Extensions form.