Find out if a permit application is still under review, in process or about to be issued. Reports are updated daily. Get updated information about permit status on from the daily permit request list, Portland Maps and the daily pre-issuance list.
Due to the current health emergency, most of Permitting Services are working from home with limited access to City resources. We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. Thank you for your patience.
A permit’s review process happens in three phases:
We receive your permit request. The preliminary review of the permit application, documents and drawings begins.
Technical reviews of the application. Here, we make sure all codes and requirements are met and approved.
Pre-issuance, the final quality-assurance check, is completed and approved before a permit is issued.
Permit requests: the preliminary review of your project
After you submit your permit request using Development Hub PDX, Permitting Services reviews all the documentation to make sure submittal requirements have been met. If those requirements are not met, we will send you a list of what is needed to complete your application through Development Hub PDX. For information about what to include in a project submittal, please review our building permits or trade permits guidelines.
This is what happens during the preliminary review:
If your plans meet submittal requirements, Permitting Services will set up a building permit and request additional screening by Planning & Zoning and Life Safety. These groups review the plans to make sure all applicable Building Code and Zoning Code requirements are met.
If we need more information, we will send you a list of what is needed to complete your application through Development Hub PDX.
Once the project has been approved by all three departments, we'll send you instructions about the next steps for your application.
Time it takes to review your application
The application review is completed in chronological order based upon the time and date of submission.
Permit requests updated daily
Review the most recent list* of permits requested:
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Check permit status and technical reviews
Once you get the instructions about next steps for your permit, technical reviews begin. You can follow the status of your permit online. Check the status of your permit online using Portland Maps. Learn more about tracking your building permit application and how to read the status report:
Pre-issuance- the last review of your project
Once pre-issuance is assigned, you can find the permit technician contact information on Portland Maps.
We review plans to see what changes were made. We also make sure the changes do not require another review.
If changes occur during the review process, the reviewers will be notified – this will show on PortlandMaps as ‘Hold see comments.’
Review that fees are accurate.
Time it takes to do the final review and next steps
This review is completed in chronological order based upon the sign off date of the last technical review.
Many things can delay this process. For example, the number of changes to the plan, the complexity of the project and when we learn about the changes may all cause a delay.
Once your pre-issuance check is completed, we'll contact you and let you know the permit is ready to issue along with outstanding fees due.
Permits currently in final review
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