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Quick links to applications for building permits, trade permits and zoning permits. Get step-by-step instructions for how to apply for a permit. Find out what to include with your application to make sure it is complete. Then, apply for a permit online.
This application must accompany requests for building permits, site development permits and zoning permits. You can find quick links to the separate electrical permit, mechanical permit and the plumbing permit application forms and the simple erosion control requirements form, too.
About the Bureau of Development Services (BDS)
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 adding another dwelling.
Two of the most commonly used sections of the code regulate landscaping and screening, and parking and loading.
Learn more about the City of Portland's zoning adjustment review process. Get all required forms and apply for an adjustment review.
Learn more about how to appeal a tree permit decision. Request an administrative review of any public notice about City Code Title 11. Ask for review of a development decision. Get information about the tree permit appeals process and the administrative review application.
Learn more about the City of Portland's environmental review process. Get the land use review application and the early assistance application.
Learn more about land use review and final plat applications in the City of Portland. Find out where to send your application.
Information on permits and inspections needed to convert an attic, basement or garage. Get all required forms to remodel an attic, finish a basement or do a garage remodel. Find information on the permit process and check permit history before you add a room or add a bedroom.
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Get information about base zones and development standards.
Learn more about trees and development on City-owned or Managed Sites and Projects in the Right-of-Way. This page is for Capital Improvement Projects, Development on City-owned or Managed sites, & Projects in the Right-of-Way.
Learn more about the Cascade Station/Portland International Center Plan District Traffic Impact Analysis. Get a land use review application and read more about land use services fees.
A Central City Parking Review is a land use review for parking in the Central City Plan District. Get a land use review application and more information about this land use review procedure.
Learn more about the Central City Plan District Open Space Height Transfer Review. Get required applications and other helpful information.
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.
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.
Get information about permit requirements in the City of Portland.
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.
Learn more about residential demolition permits and permits for demolishing a building in the City of Portland. Get all required forms for a residential demo permit including the building permit application. Find information about demolition inspections and get the guide to residential demo permits.