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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.
This application must accompany requests 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.
The Facility Permit Program (FPP) is designed to serve customers with on-going interior tenant improvements where facility maintenance, upgrade and renovations are frequent.
Learn more about Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) permits in the City of Portland. Get all required forms for an ADU permit. 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.
Information on residential addition permits that enlarge the footprint of a single family home or duplex. Get all required forms for a residential addition like adding a bedroom. Find information on permits and inspections and learn more before you add a room to a home or remodel a home.
Learn more about the City of Portland's zoning adjustment review process. Get all required forms and apply for an adjustment review.
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 what you need to apply for an adult care home permit in City of Portland. Learn about required inspection for Adult Foster Care Homes.
We offer flexible loans for eligible properties to perform environmental cleanup. Nonprofit organizations may be able to access these funds as grants.
We offer financial assistance for eligible properties to receive environmental site assessment reports. Projects must demonstrate financial need and community benefit. Please give us a call to find out if your project is eligible. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Homeowners who live in the Interstate Corridor or the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Areas (URAs) may be eligible for a no-interest loan of up to $40,000 to fund repairs, like a leaky roof, or electrical and plumbing issues. Households must income-qualify (see Income Guidelines).
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) issues "complex" temporary street use permits to close sidewalks, all types of travel lanes, or entire streets, and for reserving on-street parking needed for such closures, for things like construction, utility work, crane lifts, and tree trimming.
The Temporary Street Use Permitting team at the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can help you reserve on-street parking for residential or commercial moves, loading and unloading, construction, tree trimming, and other uses. Determine the type of permit you need below. Fees apply.
Before beginning any voluntary demolition or repair work in the pedestrian sidewalk corridor, you or your contractor must have a Minor Improvement Permit (MIP) from the Bureau of Transportation. Fees are between $60 and $200 per permit for 50-lineal feet of frontage repair.
Learn more about the City of Portland's environmental review process. Get the land use review application and the early assistance application.
Contractors interested in bidding as a prime on a public improvement projects with an engineer’s estimate of $500,000 or greater, must be prequalified with the City of Portland.
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.
Information on permits and inspections needed to convert an attic, basement or garage. Get all required forms to remodel an attic, finish a basement or do a garage remodel. Find information on the permit process and check permit history before you add a room or add a bedroom.
Discover how to become a Certified Deconstruction Contractor