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Permits

99 permits and applications found
Learn more about when you need to apply for Conditional Use Review. Get required forms for a conditional review like the application for land use reviews. Learn more about conditional use review requirements and prepare a proposal for conditional use.
Apply online for residential building permits for adding and replacing decks in Portland. Get a building permit application and required forms for building a deck, roof deck permits and balcony permits. Learn about deck inspections and what's required for a completed deck permit application.
Apply online for residential demolition permits and permits for demolishing a building in the City of Portland. Get all forms for a residential demo permit including the building permit application. Find information about demolition inspections and get information about major alterations.
​​​​​​​Design advice requests (DAR) are a form of early assistance and a way to get feedback on early design concepts before a land use review. An applicant may request design advice from the Design Commission. You may also request design advice from the Historic Landmarks Commission.
Learn more about when you need to apply for design review. Get all required forms for a design review like the application for land use reviews, the early assistance application and the Certificate of Compliance. Learn more about design review requirements and approval criteria.
Get help with a new project proposal in the City of Portland. Find the early assistance application and review a land use fee schedule.
Apply for a commercial electrical permit. Get the commercial electrical permit and commercial electrical inspection. Find all forms for a commercial electrical permit including the electrical permit application. Any electrical work in a commercial building needs a commercial electrical permit.
Apply for electrical permits online. Get the electrical permit application. Find out how to get an electrical permit for a 1–2 family home and schedule an inspection. Review what you need to install new outlets or light fixtures, run new wiring or update a fuse box.
Apply to have building permit and land use fees waived. BDS fee waivers are based on financial hardship and low income. Nonprofit organizations can also apply for building permit and land use fee waivers. Find what to include in your BDS fee waiver request and where to send your fee waiver request.
Request an erosion control inspection. Erosion control inspections are required before any ground-disturbing activity. Learn more about what you can do to control erosion. Get information about temporary erosion control and permanent erosion control measures.
Get an estimate for your City of Portland building permit. Find out how much it costs to build a new building. Review building permit fees, other fees, system development charges and trade permit fees.
Get information about FCC Shot Clocks. Learn more about how federal shot clocks affect your project and the application process. Read about personal wireless service facilities and shot clocks, early assistance meetings and voluntary tolling agreements for a personal wireless service facility.
Apply for a fence permit online. Learn about adding a fence to a residential property in Portland. Get all required application forms and information you need for a complete fence permit application. Get information on fence inspections and setbacks. Find all the steps for getting fence permits.
File building code appeals, electrical code appeals, mechanical code and plumbing code appeals. This is a fee-based service that provides a formal response. You can request an alternative way to meet the intent of a code provision. You can also confirm an interpretation of building code language.
Learn how to file an extension of the 120-day review period. Use this form to request an extension of the 120-day review period for up to an additional 245 days.
Sign up for this specialized permits program and work with one City of Portland senior inspector for your entire project. Get guidance on your permits and find out if you qualify for this building permits concierge program. Apply to be a FIR contractor in this unique permits assistance program now.
Apply online for a building permit. Get all required applications and forms for carport permits, garage permits, shed permits and cargo container permits. Find information on building permit inspections for garages, sheds and accessory structures. Everything you need for a complete application.
Learn more about the City of Portland's greenway review process. Get the land use review application and the early assistance application.
Learn more about Portland's Historic Review process. Get the land use review application and the early assistance application. Read more about the six type of historic reviews and the land use type procedure used for each. Get the Certificate of Compliance and all other historic review forms.
Get required forms and helpful information for running a business out of your home. Learn about applying for home-based business permits in Portland. Learn about zoning requirements around running a home business. If you're using your home for your business, find out what rules to follow.