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Learn about the building code appeal review process. For electrical, mechanical and plumbing code appeals, find out how the review and reconsideration process works. Find the Board of Appeals (Big Board) process information.

BDS Employee Portal

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Employee resources and services for Development Services employees.

BDS Intranet

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Development Services employees website.
The Oregon Construction Contractors Board (OCCB) has helpful information about becoming licensed, including applications. Generally, Oregon law requires anyone who works for compensation in any construction activity involving improvements to real property to be licensed.
The Building Seismic Safety Council (BSSC) deals with the complex technical, regulatory, social and economic issues involved in developing and promulgating building earthquake risk mitigation provisions that are national in scope.
The Utility Notification Center safeguards neighbors and people who work around utilities including underground pipes, mains and lines used for utilities. They also provide utility marking color guidelines that show where to find underground utilities. Learn more at their website.
This handout explains how to change the use or occupancy of a building in the City of Portland.
Get real-time, updated information about all building permits activity, BDS permit trends and the time it takes to issue permits. Statistics and data goes back to 2019. Find out what can affect the different stages of a permit’s review. Information is updated hourly on business days.
Get the results of a City of Portland building inspection using Portland Maps.
City of Beaverton website. The Building Division of the Community and Economic Development Department is responsible for issuing building, plumbing, heating / cooling, and electrical permits. This also includes reviewing plans and conducting inspections. Learn more at the City of Beaverton website.
City of Gresham, Oregon website. Urban Design and Planning is committed to serving the needs of Gresham's community, both today and into the future.
City of Tigard, Oregon website. Community Development Department- Planning, Permitting and Building Services.
West Linn City website. Get information and applications for West Linn building development on the City of West Linn website.
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.

County Assessor Search

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Search for County Assessor information using Portland Maps.
Get information about deferred submittal guidelines.

FEMA Flood Maps

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Look up flood maps on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Map Service Center website.
Look up sewer information using Portland Maps. Find out if a home is connected to a sewer. View maps of public sewer lines and some private sewer connections. Portland sewer information online.
Find out how to research deed information for a property in Multnomah County. This may be needed when applying for Lot Confirmation or Property Line Adjustment Reviews. Research Multnomah County deed records online.
Get required forms and instructions for filing an online appeal and building code appeal and forms for electrical, mechanical and plumbing code appeals. Find what you need to file a building permit appeal, including fees and how to pay them, and how to search appeals decisions and appeals records.