Portland Permitting & Development Department Phone Numbers

The PP&D department contacts list. General phone numbers and email addresses for Portland Permitting & Development including code enforcement, general inquiries, inspections, permitting, and more. Get the PP&D organizational chart.
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General Inquiries

Most calls begin with General inquiries. Your call will be routed to someone who can help. 

Phone number for General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Email: ppd@portlandoregon.gov

Building Code Appeals

Phone number for Building Code Appeals: 503-823-7335

Email Building Code Appeals: appealss@portlandoregon.gov

Building Code Plan Review 

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Code Enforcement (Property Compliance)

Phone number for Property Compliance: 503-823-CODE (2633)

Email Property Compliance: codec@portlandoregon.gov

Development Services Center

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Development Hub PDX (DevHub) Help 

General Inquiries and Development Hub PDX Trade Permit Support: 503-823-7300

Erosion Control

Phone number for Erosion Control: 503-823-0900

Facility Permits Program

Phone number for the Facility Permits Program: 503-823-5996

Field Issuance Remodel (FIR)

Phone number for the Field Issuance Remodel (FIR) program: 503-823-6691


Email for Commercial and Residential lnspections: BDSinspections@portlandoregon.gov

Phone number for Residential Inspections: 503-823-7388

Phone number for Commercial Inspections Electrical, Plumbing, Structural and Mechanical: 503-823-7303

Requests for Inspection and Inspection Results: 503-823-7000

Phone number for Onsite Septic Permits and Inspections: 503-823-7300

Email Onsite Septic Permits and Inspections: septic@portlandoregon.gov

Land Use

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Email: ppd@portlandoregon.gov

Land Use Records Management 

Phone number for Land Use Records Management: 503-823-7617

Management contact names and numbers for all permitting bureaus 

Get manager names and phone numbers for PP&D, Environmental Services, Fire & Rescue, Transportation, Urban Forestry and Water.

Make permit payment by phone

Phone number to pay for a permit by phone: 503-823-5161

Media inquiries 

Phone number for Media Inquiries: 503-865-6236

Email for media inquiries: ken.ray@portlandoregon.gov

Other City bureaus 

Search this site by bureau name (for example, Environmental Services) to get general contact information for other bureaus. You can also contact Development Managers and Supervisors at all Permitting bureaus.


General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Phone number for the Simple Bathroom Permit Program: 503-823-9258

Email Simple Bathroom Permit Program: sbp@portlandoregon.gov

Planning & Zoning 

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Email: ppd@portlandoregon.gov

Records Requests 

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Sign Permits 

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Email Sign Permits and Portable Signs: bdsportablesigns@portlandoregon.gov

Site Development and Septic Review

Phone number for Site Development and Septic Review: 503-823-7300

Structural Engineering Plan Review

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Trade Permits (Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical) Information

General Inquiries: 503-823-7300

Email: tradepermits@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Permitting & Development Organizational Chart