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Development Services

From Concept to Construction

Phone: 503-823-7300

TTY : 503-823-6868

1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Commercial Permits

This page offers links to additional information for commercial projects including tri-plexes, apartments, condominiums, townhouse developments with three or more attached units and other commercial projects.


Commercial New Construction and Additions

Information for new commercial structure or multi-family residential project with three or more units or a commercial alteration project, which includes additional exterior work, structural changes or increase in the building footprint.

Commercial Alterations - Tenant Improvements

Information for any project that alters a commercial building with no increase in floor area (out or up), no structural changes and only minor changes to the exterior.

Facility Permit Program

The Facility Permit Program is designed to serve customers with "ongoing" interior tenant improvement work where facility maintenance, upgrade and renovation is frequent.

Radio Frequency Transmission Facilities

Information for proposed Radio Frequency Transmission (RF) Facilities on private land. New RF facilities require a commercial building permit, and may also require a land use review.

Heartbleed Security Notice

A serious security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a popular software library commonly used by many websites on the internet to encrypt communication between a user's computer and a web server.

PortlandOregon.gov is NOT affected by this vulnerability as it does not use the OpenSSL software library. Please rest assured we are dedicated to protecting your security on this website.