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Schedule a free 15-minute virtual meeting with a construction, zoning and development expert. Ask questions about building permit submittal requirements. Get help with the permit process, zoning requirements, building codes and more. Language access is available.
Quick links to applications for building permits, trade permits (electrical, mechanical and plumbing) and zoning permits. Get instructions for how to apply for a permit. Find out what to include with a complete application. 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. Also, find the electrical permit, mechanical permit and the plumbing permit applications and the simple erosion control requirements form. For City of Portland and Maywood Park building permits.
Apply for a short-term rental permit or renew a short-term rental permit. Learn about accessory short-term rental Type A permits and Type B permits and rental inspections. Get permit information for rental units, vacation rentals, mother-in-law apartments, renting out bedrooms and basement rentals.
Apply for a short-term rental permit or renew a short-term rental permit. Learn about accessory short-term rental (ASTR) Type A permits and Type B permits and rental inspections. Get requirements for rental units, vacation rentals, mother-in-law apartments, renting out a bedroom and basement units.
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.
Learn more about land use review and final plat applications in the City of Portland. Find out where to send your application.
Apply for building permits, trade permits and zoning permits online or in person. Includes permit revisions, deferred submittals and electrical, plumbing and mechanical permits. Submit a building permit application and pay for permits in person or online with Development Hub PDX.

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.
In an effort to increase and improve public access to information, all BDS land use review, residential demolition and enforcement notifications include information on how to request language translation, interpretation and other accommodations. This notice is translated into several languages.
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.
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.
You've corrected your plans in response to the checksheets. In this tutorial, learn how to organize your updated plans with the old plans, complete the checksheet response form, and schedule a drop-off appointment. The checksheet response form is included. Note: This is for Paper Plans only!
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.