Most City offices closed Wednesday, June 19, to observe Juneteenth

The City of Portland recognizes Juneteenth as a formal day of remembrance to honor Black American history and the end of slavery in the United States. Learn about Juneteenth.

Become a FIR Contractor

Join the FIR Program as a contractor or architect. Learn about how to register and next steps. *Waitlist to join is currently closed. Please check back again*
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WAITLIST CLOSED. Update November 15, 2023: The FIR program is not adding any new contractors to the waiting list.  We are working to address the current extensive waiting list by bringing in a limited number of contractors allowable by our current staffing and workload limitations. We will continue to monitor the current waiting list and our program capabilities to allow for additional contractors while still meeting the expected service levels of the FIR program.

Eligibility requirements

The FIR Program is available to State of Oregon licensed contractors, architects and engineers.

Registration process

You may register at any time. Registration will put you on the waitlist.

Complete the following steps to register for the FIR Program:

  1. Compete and sign a FIR Registration and Participant Agreement form. No fees are required to complete the registration and agreement form.
  2. Submit the completed form by email to
  3. Attend a required orientation session. We offer orientation sessions as needed.

One-time registration fee

Upon completion of the orientation process, a one-time registration fee is invoiced within 30 days of FIR Program orientation.

Annual registration renewal

A renewal fee is invoiced annually in August.

Find current fees

For the current fee, please visit the fee schedule for Building and Other Permits. Search for "Field Issuance Remodel Program".