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The Design Commission provides leadership and expertise on urban design and architecture and on maintaining and enhancing Portland's historical and architectural heritage as authorized under Portland City Code 33.710.050,
Learn more about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permits in the City of Portland. Get all required forms for an ADU permit. Get information about ADU inspections for basement apartments, granny flats, in-law units, mother-in-law apartments, rental units, secondary units and home remodel projects.
The Alternative Technology Advisory Committee, authorized under Portland City Code 24.10.087, assists the Bureau of Development Services in reviewing innovate sustainable building technologies and methods for compliance with the Building Code requirements.
Information on permits and inspections needed to convert an attic, basement or garage. Get all required forms for an attic, basement or garage remodel. Find information on the permit process and checking permit history before you add a room or add a bedroom in the City of Portland.
You've corrected your plans in response to the checksheets. In this tutorial, learn how to organize your updated plans with the old plans, complete the checksheet response form, and schedule a drop-off appointment. The checksheet response form is included. Note: This is for Paper Plans only!
Do you need to make corrections to your paper plans that are in "Checksheet" status? To pick-up or drop-off paper plans, you'll have to schedule an appointment. Learn how to make an appointment with the City of Portland Online Scheduling System. NOTE: This tutorial is for paper plans only.
Find out how to get a commercial electrical permit and commercial electrical inspection. Get all required forms for a commercial electrical permit including the electrical permit application. Any electrical work in a commercial building needs a commercial electrical permit.
Find out how to get a commercial mechanical permit and commercial mechanical inspection. Get all required forms including the mechanical permit application. Any mechanical work in a commercial building in the City of Portland needs a commercial mechanical permit.
Information on how to apply for Commercial New Construction and Addition Building Permits and get inspections. Get all required forms and permit instructions including the commercial building permit application.
The Bureau of Development Services recognizes that in order to better serve our customers and the community, we need to continually look for ways to improve key process that result in more efficient, predictable and transparent service.
General information about commercial permit inspections, including inspector district maps and contact information. Learn more about condo permit inspections, apartment inspections, new construction inspections, triplex inspections and more.
Find out how to get a commercial plumbing permit and commercial plumbing inspection. Get all required forms for a commercial plumbing permit including the plumbing permit application. If you are doing plumbing work, you will need a plumbing permit.
The Development Services Center is designed to provide you with the services and expertise you'll need to complete Portland's permitting processes. Located at 1900 SW 4th Ave, First Floor, Portland, OR 97201, the DSC has street parking and parking garage options nearby and is accessible by Trimet.
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.
File building code, electrical, mechanical 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.
The FPP program is designed to serve customers that perform on-going interior tenant improvements and where facility maintenance, upgrades and renovations are frequent. The program is available to owners of buildings, building management companies and their tenants.
Learn more about building permits and get all required applications and forms for carport permits, garage permits, shed permits and cargo container permits. Get information on building permit inspections for garages, sheds and accessory structures.
Retail sales and services uses are only allowed in commercial/mixed use zones. They are limited in employment and industrial zones. Check the zoning of the property developing plans for outdoor seating and merchandise sales (instructions below).
Find out how to research deed information for a property in Multnomah County. This may be needed when applying for Lot Confirmation or Property Line Adjustment Reviews. Research Multnomah County deed records online.
Learn how to request public property records from the City of Portland. Development Services maintains a number of different types of development and property related public records. This page provides information on how to access records online and has links to records you can request online.
The City of Portland has identified the need for a minimum of 23,000 additional housing units to serve low and moderate-income households. The Inclusionary Housing program is designed to help meet this need, working to preserve economically diverse neighborhoods and housing affordability.
Get basic information about how you get a building permit from the City of Portland. Learn about the permit review process from start to finish including submitting your plans, submitting your corrections and paying for your permits.
The Portland Development Services is offering video inspections for occupied homes and buildings. FaceTime or Skype is required. In this article, we'll show you have to prepare for your video inspection.
Learn more about property compliance inspections and enforcement. Find out where to submit a lien reduction review request. Find out who to call about adult foster care, livability and nuisance inspections.
Phone numbers to call if you need to report a violation or if you received a code violation. Find out who to call for concerns about a commercial business in a residential neighborhood, landslides, construction without permits, noise, trees and bushes, broken down cars on private property and more.
Report violations like construction work without a permit, unpermitted businesses, disabled vehicles on private property, property maintenance danger or nuisances, zoning violations and more to the City of Portland. Check on the status of a report you already made.
Information about permits and inspections needed to build a dormer or a new upper story to a single-family dwelling or duplex. Get all required forms for remodeling a dormer. Find information on permits and inspections to add a bedroom or to add a room to a home.
Information on residential addition permits that enlarge the footprint of a single family home or duplex. Get all required forms for a residential addition like adding a bedroom. Find information on permits and inspections and learn more before you add a room to a home or remodel a home.
Get information about residential building permits for adding and replacing decks in the City of Portland. Get all required forms for a residential deck permit, roof deck permit and balcony permit including the building permit application. Get information about deck inspections.
Find out how to get an electrical permit for a 1–2 family home and schedule an inspection. Get all required forms for a residential electrical permit including the electrical permit application. Review what you need to install new outlets or light fixtures, run new wiring or update a fuse box.
Learn about adding a fence to residential property in the City of Portland. Get all required forms for a residential fence permit and including the building permit application. Get information on fence inspections.
Get information, required forms and helpful handouts for residential building permits for manufactured homes in the City of Portland. Learn about the mobile home permit review process and inspections and factory built home permits and modular home permits.
Learn about the new single-family residence permit process in the City of Portland. Get a permit application for building a new home and all required NSFR forms and informational handouts. Find information on permits and NSFR inspections.
Learn more about when the City of Portland requires a residential inspection. Find out about building permit inspections and when to call for home inspections. Get information about electrical inspections, house inspections, mechanical inspections, plumbing and structural inspections.
The Small Business Empowerment Program assists Black, Indigenous, People Of Color business owners and business owners with disabilities recognized by the ADA who have experienced barriers in the review process.
This handout explains permit requirements to convert an attic, basement or garage of a one or two-family dwelling to livable space in the City of Portland. read about requirements before you remodel an attic, update a basement or do a garage conversion.
SDCs are fees assessed to new development, additions, and changes of use. These fees are collected to help offset the impact your project will have on the City’s infrastructure of storm and sanitary sewer systems, parks and recreation facilities, water, and street systems.
Request a meeting with an expert. Interested customers pay a $77.50 fee for a 30-minute Time Certain Appointment online on Microsoft Teams with a BDS Staff person about Land Use, Life Safety, Permitting, Structural Engineering and Site Development.
Apply online for a trade permit. Get information for how to make payments online or by phone. You can use Development Hub PDX to get an electrical, mechanical or plumbing permit online from the City of Portland.
What you need when you apply for a building permit, site development permit or zoning permit that needs plan review with the City of Portland. Get basic submittal information for residential and commercial building permits, zoning permits and site development permits.