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FIR Program fees & billing: Pay a bill now

Pay a bill for registration and permits through the Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) Program. Learn about the fees and billing process.
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Pay a bill now

You will need your invoice number and the amount due.

Each invoice needs to be paid individually. This ensures that payment is applied accurately and timely to your account.

Pay online

FIR invoices can be paid online using a credit card or electronic check through our online payment portal.

Pay Online Now

Pay by mail

Mail payment to:

City of Portland
ATTN: General AR
PO Box 5066
Portland, OR 97208-5066

Please include the payment coupon at the bottom of your invoice to ensure payment is correctly applied to your account/invoice.


There are two types of fees for the FIR program.

  1. Registration fee. When joining the program you will be charged an initial registration fee. This one-time fee will allow continued program participation.
  2. Service fees. Services delivered will be charged at an hourly rate. The full cost accountability is listed through itemized billing. 
    • A one-hour minimum charge applies to all site visits.
    • Anything over one hour will be billed to the nearest quarter-hour.
    • Time billed for site visits will include travel time to and from City offices.
    • Hourly fees are for services provided by the FIR inspector and other City staff, including
      • pre-construction consultations
      • pre-design meetings
      • plan review
      • inspections
      • consultations

Additional charges

  • State Surcharge. For inspections, an additional 12% state surcharge required by the State of Oregon Building Codes Division is added. State surcharges will be itemized on your monthly billing invoices.
  • Other charges. Other bureau review charges and system development charges (SDC) may be applied to your project. These charges are not invoiced through the FIR program. SDCs must be paid PRIOR to permit issuance.
    Examples of SDCs: Parks and Transportation fees; Water for meter upsizing; and Environmental Services for cesspool decommissioning. 

Billing process

You will receive a monthly itemized invoice for each project by email. The terms of billing are net due upon receipt of the invoice and past due after 30 days.

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