Pay for Permits Online and by Phone

Pay for City of Portland payments online and by phone. Get all the information you need to make a payment now. Learn more about applying for permits, making payments and scheduling inspections online.

Pay for a permit online

You can pay for commercial and residential building permits (in 'Application' and ‘Approved to Issue’ status), electrical, mechanic and plumbing permits, and a variety of temporary use and miscellaneous permits online using Development Hub PDX.

Pay for a permit by phone

You can make a payment over the phone by calling our Make Payments by Phone number. 

Payments for other development permits, such as Zoning Permits, Site Development Permits, and Development Review Permits, can be made online via a private link that will be sent to customers by Permitting Services staff when the permit is ready to be issued. When going to this link, please make sure you have the permit IVR number, and the total fees due.

Learn more about online applications, inspections and permits 

You can use Development Hub for other activities, too. Learn more:

BureauPermit / Fee TypeApply OnlinePay OnlineSchedule Inspections Online
BDSElectrical PermitYesYesYes
BDSMechanical PermitYesYesYes
BDSPlumbing PermitYesYesYes
BDSCommercial Building PermitNoYesNo
BDSResidential Building PermitNoYesNo
BDSEarly AssistanceNoYesNo
BDSFinal PlatNoYesNo
BDSLand Use ReviewNoYesNo
BDSPublic RegistryNoYesNo
Urban ForestrySelf-Issued PruningYesNot ApplicableNot Applicable
Urban ForestryRemoval / Replant PermitYesYesNot Applicable
Urban ForestryRoot PruningYesYesNot Applicable
PBOTStreet Use PermitNoYesNo
PBOTPublic Works AppealNoYesNo
PBOTMinor Improvement PermitNoYesNo
PBOTTransportation ReviewNoYesNo
PBOTVertical InfrastructureNoYesNo
Civic LifeNoise VarianceNoYesNo
Civic LifeNoise ComplaintNoYesNo
Fire & RescueFire Systems PermitNoYesNo
BESROW Sewer ConnectionNoYesNo
BESROW Sewer RepairNoYesNo
BESSpecial CircumstancesNoYesNo
BESSystems Development ChargesNoYesNo
WaterDomestic ServicesNoYesNot Applicable
WaterFire ServicesNoYesNot Applicable
WaterWater MainsNoYesNot Applicable
WaterSystem Development ChargesNot ApplicableYesNot Applicable
WaterHydrantsNoYesNot Applicable
WaterMiscellaneous FeesNot ApplicableYesNot Applicable


Make Payments by Phone

Development Services

phone number503-823-5161

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - noon and 1 - 3 p.m.

Permitting General Information

Development Services