Building and Zoning Permit Application

A building permit application is required for building permits, site development permits, and zoning permits. Find the electrical permit, mechanical permit, plumbing permit applications, and the simple erosion control requirements form. For Portland and Maywood Park building permits.
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All building and zoning permits require a standard set of forms and plans. The requirements depend on the project type and the scope of work.  

Building Permit Application

Building permit application for the City of Portland and the City of Maywood Park:

Electrical Permit Application

Mechanical Permit Application

Plumbing Permit Application

Site plan resources and forms

Most projects also require you to submit plans that describe the project. The plans must also show compliance with code requirements. 

The requirements differ depending on the project type and your proposed scope of work.

You can apply online for a permit.

Search for a project type to find specific application requirements. For example, search for "Commercial Alteration" or "Decks". 

You might also want to read What You Need to Apply for a Permit- Minimum Submittal Requirements.

Owner doing the work

If you are a homeowner acting as a general contractor, be aware of the responsibilities listed in this handout from the State of Oregon to prevent problems.

Get help with your building permit application

Help guide available

Visit the step-by-step guide for completing a building permit application.

Free 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.  We're here for you if you have questions about the information and materials you need to apply.