You can use Portlandmaps.com to check a permit status using either an address, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) number, or an application number. Updates to application status may take a day or more to be displayed in Portlandmaps.com.
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Using Portlandmaps.com to Check a Permit Status
- Go to the Bureau of Development Services Permit/Case Search website.
- Type in any of the following to find your permit:
- IVR (Interactive Voice Response) number
- example #: 7654321
- Application number
- example #: 2020 - 654321 - 000 - 00 UF / enter as "20 - 654321"
- Click "Submit"
- Click on the applicable permit/case number
- The permit status is listed under "Status"
Common Urban Forestry Statuses
|Internet Permit||Application received by electronic submittal, awaiting processing||Open|
|Application||Application processing, under review and/or awaiting inspection.||Open|
|Waiting on Customer||Application incomplete or information needed from applicant to continue processing.|
|Approved Pending Public Notice||Permit request is tentatively approved, waiting on public notice period to close.||Open|
|Under Appeal||Decision is being appealed by the applicant or member of the public.||Open|
|Expired||1. Application was not complete and request expired, or 2. Permit issued and 365 days have passed; permit is no longer valid.||Closed|
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE (8733) between the hours of 7:00am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.
Permit applicants will receive an email notice with an estimated permit decision timeframe when application processing begins. For notices and updates that may impact service. please see News and Alerts.