This handout describes the information needed when applying for a permit to increase the floor area (“envelope”) of an existing one or two-family dwelling in the City of Portland.
Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.
Inspectors from the Bureau of Development Services may choose to wear masks for in-person inspections. Inspectors will wear masks where required or if requested by a property owner, permit applicant or job site manager.
Beginning the week of July 3, the Development Services Center at 1900 SW 4th Ave. will close to walk-in customers at noon on Fridays. All other hours for in-person services remain unchanged. You can apply and pay for permits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.