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Where to Send Permit Application Requests and Buy Permits - by Permit Type

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Find out if you can pay for a permit or plan review application online, by email or in person. Where to apply depends on the permit type. Learn where to send a specific type of permit application request and where to purchase a permit.
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In-person drop-off is limited. Read more about how to set up an appointment to drop off permit plans in person.

Search Portland.gov for a project type to find out what to include with your application to make sure it's complete. For example, "Commercial Alteration" or "Residential Decks."  You might also want to read our step-by-step guide for completing the building permit application and What You Need to Apply for a Permit- Minimum Submittal Requirements.

Where to apply or pay for BDS (Bureau of Development Services) permits, applications and reviews

Permit, application or review typeWhere to apply for your permit 
Residential Electrical Permits & Commercial Electrical PermitsApply on Development Hub PDX
Residential Mechanical Permits & Commercial Mechanical PermitsApply on Development Hub PDX
Residential Plumbing Permits & Commercial Plumbing PermitsApply on Development Hub PDX 
Commercial Plumbing Permits with plan review

If your plumbing permit needs plan review, the plumbing plans should be submitted with your commercial building plans on Development Hub PDX. The plumbing permit application should be emailed separately.

Commercial Building Permit Application Request Submit on Development Hub PDX
Residential Building Permit Application RequestSubmit on Development Hub PDX
Site Development Permits Apply on Development Hub PDXFor Site Development permits, choose Building Permit in the request type dropdown menu. Enter Site Development permit in the Description of Work field.
Development ReviewApply on Development Hub PDXFor Development Review permits, choose Building Permit in the request type dropdown menu. Enter Development Review permit in the Description of Work field.
Zoning PermitsApply on Development Hub PDXFor Zoning permits, choose Building Permit choose Building Permit in the request type dropdown menu. Enter Zoning permit in the Description of Work field.
Permit Revision ApplicationsApply on Development Hub PDX
Deferred SubmittalsApply on Development Hub PDX
Early Assistance - Land Use Apply via email - instructions available here.
Design Advice RequestApply via email instructions available here.
Pre-Application ConferencesApply via email - information available here
Zoning Confirmation & Land Use CompatibilityApply via email - instructions available here. 
Final Plat Apply via email - instructions available here
Land Use Review Apply via email - instructions available here.
Solar PermitsApply via email - instructions available here
Original Art Mural PermitsApply via email - instructions available here.
Home Occupation Permits Instructions available here.
Short-Term RentalsInstructions available here
Sign PermitsInstructions available here.
Process Managed Permits (Major Projects Group)Application materials available here.
Field Issuance Remodel (FIR)Instructions to apply for FIR available here. 
Facilities Permit Program (FPP)Instructions to apply for FPP available here. 

Pay for services from other City bureaus on Development Hub PDX

Urban Forestry (UF) payments 

Urban ForestrySelf-Issued Pruning
Urban ForestryRemoval / Replant Permit
Urban ForestryRoot Pruning

Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) payments 

Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) payments 

Fire & Life Safety payments 

Fire & Life SafetyFire Systems Permit

Water Bureau permits and payments

Still need help?

Watch this training on how to submit a permit request on DevHub

Schedule a 15-minute appointment 

If you have questions after reviewing the information on this page, we recommend you book a free 15-minute appointment with us. This is an optional step. We're here for you if you have questions about the information and materials you need to apply.