Plans that are not simple enough to be issued ‘over the counter’ are taken in for routing and review. To have your project reviewed, bring your completed [Building Permit Application
] form, plans including additional materials, and required fees to the Development Services Center
. When review fees are paid, your project application status is changed to “Under Review,” and within 1-2 working days your plans are assigned to review groups.
A checksheet is sent when a reviewer needs additional information or a correction needs to be made to the plans. Once the reviewer sends a checksheet, they take no further action until you provide a response to the checksheet.
Once you receive a checksheet and have gathered the additional information or made the corrections, bring the information to the Development Services Center. Complete and timely responses will speed the re-review of the project.
More tips on how to respond to a checksheet
If the checksheet response is complete, the reviewer will sign off and the proposal will move to the next review group (see step 3). If the reviewer needs additional information or has identified corrections to the proposal, they will request this information from you in writing in another checksheet (return to steps 2a and 2b).
When the last technical review is approved, your permit will be pre issued. You will be notified that your permit is ready, and of your final fee total. You may pick up your permit between 8:00 am-3:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, Thursdays from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at Permitting Services, located on the 2nd floor of the 1900 Building located at 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR.