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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 or in person with an appointment.
You need a building permit application 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.
Apply for an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permit online. Get forms for a complete ADU permit application and apply online. 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.
Learn more about land use review and final plat applications in the City of Portland. Find out where to send your application.
You can apply for residential and commercial building permits (including revisions and deferred submittals), and trade permits (electrical, plumbing and mechanical) online or in person. Submit a building permit application online or pay for a permit online with Development Hub PDX.
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Development Services employees website.
Look up the status of a City of Portland building permit review using Portland Maps.
Get the results of a City of Portland building inspection using Portland Maps.
Apply for a decommission permit. Learn about applying for a decommission permit in the City of Portland in Multnomah County. Find out what's needed for a completed application. Get all required forms to decommission a cesspool, septic tank or seepage pit.
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.
Apply for a permit online to install jacuzzis, ponds, swimming pools and other water features in the City of Portland. Get applications for hot tub permits, inground pool permits, pond permits, spa permits and other permits for water features. Learn what's needed for a complete application.
City of Portland multi-dwelling structure short-term rental permit application checklist.
The CCB regulates Oregon's construction industry. Review a contractor's license using the contractor license search on the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) website. Find out if a contractor's license is current. All contractors using the online permits system must have a CCB license.
Oregon Electrical Code Program website. The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC). This code applies to all nonexempt electrical installations and alterations.
The Plumbing Code Program website. The division works with building officials, technical committees, advisory boards, and the public to adopt, amend, and interpret the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC).
Oregon Structural Specialty Code website. The division works with the Building Codes Structures Board and the Construction Industry Energy Board to adopt the latest editions of the base model codes for the new Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC).
City of Portland original art mural permit information and application.
Development Services’ Metro Reports provide information about building permit applications, issued building permits and land use review intakes. The reports are separated by permit type: Commercial, Residential, and Other (Facility, Manufactured Dwelling, Site Development, and Zoning permits).
Apply for a permit refund online. Request a refund for a permit purchased from the City of Portland. If you bought a building permit and no longer need it, apply for a refund. Get all permit refund instructions online. Find out how much you might get from a permit refund.
The Portland Development Services is offering video inspections for occupied homes and buildings. FaceTime or Skype is required. In this article, we'll show you have to prepare for your video inspection. Get information about preparing for residential and commercial video inspections.