TTY : 503-823-6868
1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Residential electrical permits require three inspections: rough-in, service and final.
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.
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.
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 your inspection status must be entered by the inspector before you will be able to call for your reinspection, using the same three digit inspection code. We encourage you to wait until 5 pm to request a reinspection.
|Minor Label Program|
The Minor Label Program is an alternative inspection program established by the Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS). The program utilizes minor installation labels and random inspections instead of regular electrical and plumbing permits for certain types of minor electrical and plumbing work.
This program is administered in the Portland metro area through the state Building Codes Division's Tri-County Service Center. For more information about this program, contact the Tri-County Service Center at (503) 872-6731, or visit them on the web at http://www.oregonbcd.org/programs/minorlabel/minor_label_programs.html.
|Code Evaluation Inspections|
In certain circumstances, a code evaluation inspection may be paid for and requested. We provide structural, electrical, plumbing and mechanical code evaluation inspections. By authorizing a code evaluation inspection, the applicant agrees to bring up to code everything that is found to be in violation of current code, once the inspection has occurred. Please call (503) 823-7388 to determine if this is an appropriate inspection for your situation.
|Adult Foster Care|
The Bureau of Development Services (BDS) and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) perform electrical safety inspections and housing inspections in conjunction with Multnomah County's Adult Care Home Program (ACHP). To obtain inspections, applicants must submit a $110.00 electrical permit fee, a $125.00 housing inspection fee, a completed request for inspection and a statement of understanding. These forms are part of the County's ACHP application packet.
For more information about the Adult Care Home Program, please contact the ACHP office at (503)988-3000, ext. 27123, or visit their website: http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/ads/achp
For questions about inspections related to ACHP applications, please contact BDS Combination Inspections at (503) 823-7388.
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