1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
To schedule an inspection, call our 24-hour inspection request line at (503) 823-7000 before 6 a.m. on the day you need the inspection. Be sure to have your permit number or IVR number available for reference when you call. Inspection requests called in after 6 a.m. will be put on the list for the next business day.
If you have problems using the IVR system to schedule your inspection, or you receive an error message, call the Commercial Electrical Section at (503) 823-7304.
Commercial Electrical Inspections
Phone Number: (503) 823-7304
FAX Number: (503) 823-5434
Commercial electrical inspectors phone numbers
If you have issues to discuss prior to your inspection, our inspectors are available by phone between 7:30-8:30 a.m., Monday-Friday. To find out who your inspector is, view our commercial electrical inspector area map. For any other questions regarding commercial electrical inspections, call (503) 823-7304.
You can view the status of your inspection anytime online by using our permit/case search tool. Be sure to have your permit number or IVR number available to use the search. This tool also allows you to see the status of complaints and permits issued after January 1, 2000.
For permits issued prior to January 1, 2000, contact the Records/Resource Section at (503) 823-7660 for the status of a permit.
The Electrical Master Permit (Industrial Plant) Program was created to promote electrical safety and to implement a more efficient procedure for handling repair, alteration or replacement of electrical products in qualified facilities.
When a facility is registered in the Electrical Master Permit Program, no separate permit is required to do work allowed under the program. Electrical work within qualified facilities may be done by employees holding the appropriate electrical licenses, or by State of Oregon licensed electrical contractors.
Work may not be approved for a number of reasons: the inspector may not have access to do the inspection, the work may not be complete or there may be code violations. If corrections need to be made, the inspector will note them on the inspection report. You will need to make the corrections and request a reinspection. Please note that a reinspection fee may be charged for multiple reinspections for a single issue.