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Clackamas County website. Clackamas County Development Services administers sanitary sewer, surface water management, and erosion control programs in Clackamas County. Plan review and permitting are part of the broader land use and permitting process. Learn more at the Clackamas County website.
Learn more about property compliance inspections and code enforcement. Report code violations online or by phone. Apply for a lien reduction review if you had code enforcement liens placed on your property. For neighborhood safety, camping rules and work done without a permit start here.
Learn more about code evaluation inspections. Find information about converting water heaters and furnaces to gas. Read about small electrical and plumbing project inspections in the City of Portland. Get the minor mechanical label application and read the minor mechanical labels program guide.
Apply for commercial alteration-tenant improvement building permits and get inspections. Find required applications and forms for TI permits. Get the shell permit acknowledgment statement, life safety forms, the TI permit application form and all drawings requirements for a completed application.
Find all commercial building code guides administered by Development Services. Code guides provide answers about the application of specific codes. View a list of commercial building code guides carried out by Development Services. Get code guides that explain how the codes and rules are applied.
Find all commercial electrical code guides administered by Development Services. Code guides provide answers about the application of specific codes. View a list of commercial electrical code guides carried out by Development Services. Get code guides that explain how codes and rules are applied.
Find all commercial mechanical code guides administered by Development Services. Code guides provide answers about the application of specific codes. View a list of commercial mechanical code guides carried out by Development Services. Get code guides that explain how codes and rules are applied.
How to apply online for Commercial New Construction and Addition Building Permits. Get the shell permit acknowledgment statement, life safety forms, the commercial building permit application form, rack storage requirements and all of the drawings requirements for a completed 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 processes that result in more efficient, predictable and transparent service. 
Schedule commercial permit inspections including pre-construction meetings. Find inspector district maps and commercial permit inspector contacts. Learn more about condo permit inspections, apartment inspections, new construction inspections, triplex inspections and more.
Find all commercial plumbing code guides administered by Development Services. Code guides provide answers about the application of specific codes. View a list of commercial plumbing code guides carried out by Development Services. Get code guides that explain how the codes and rules are applied.
Find the Commercial Reroof Permit registration and agreement form. Read more about the commercial reroof permit and inspection process. And, get the reroof program guide. You can buy five (5) reroof permits after you register.
Learn more about when you need to apply for Conditional Use Review. Get required forms for a conditional review like the application for land use reviews. Learn more about conditional use review requirements and prepare a proposal for conditional use.
For general questions on permit applications and status of existing permits, please call the Facilities Permit Program (FPP) phone number.
This page lists phone numbers for development managers and supervisors at the Bureau of Development Services and other City permitting bureaus. Get manager names and phone numbers for BDS, Environmental Services, Fire & Rescue, Transportation, Urban Forestry and Water.
Get the BDS department contacts list. General phone numbers for Development Services including code enforcement, general inquiries, inspections, permitting and more. Get email addresses and contact information for Development Services.
Get information about permit requirements in the City of Portland. Learn more about licensing requirements for contractors.

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Learn more about the City's specific tree plan requirements. Get a worksheet to help you complete your tree plan. Find out what the City inspector and consulting arborist must agree upon. Learn more about creating a tree project narrative and what that must include. Get help with your tree plan.
Current information about open code enforcement cases. Development Services' Code Enforcement updates this webpage at the beginning of each month. Find all open dangerous buildings, housing and sewer break cases online.
Apply online for residential building permits for adding and replacing decks in Portland. Get a building permit application and required forms for building a deck, roof deck permits and balcony permits. Learn about deck inspections and what's required for a completed deck permit application.
Get information about deferred submittal guidelines.
Apply online for residential demolition permits and permits for demolishing a building in the City of Portland. Get all forms for a residential demo permit including the building permit application. Find information about demolition inspections and get information about major alterations.
​​​​​​​Design advice requests (DAR) are a form of early assistance and a way to get feedback on early design concepts before a land use review. An applicant may request design advice from the Design Commission. You may also request design advice from the Historic Landmarks Commission.